KFC Coleslaw Recipe
You Want to Make Coleslaw Just like KFC's?
What is it about KFC Coleslaw that provokes such adoration from its fans? "It tastes just like they make at the fast food restaurant," is not usually a positive comment. But people want the KFC Coleslaw recipe, and some people swear it's the best coleslaw they've ever had. Here are the recipes and variations I've found.
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The Not-So-Secret Secret Recipe for KFC Coleslaw
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KFC COLESLAW RECIPE FROM A "TOP SECRET" COOKBOOK
* 8 cups finely diced cabbage (about 1 head)
* 1/4 cup diced carrot
* 2 tablespoons minced onions
* 1/3 cup granulated sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/8 teaspoon pepper
* 1/4 cup milk
* 1/2 cup mayonnaise
* 1/4 cup buttermilk
* 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
* 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
Finely dice cabbage and carrots.
Place cabbage and carrot mixture into large bowl and add minced onions.
Using regular blade on food processor, process remaining ingredients until smooth.
Pour over vegetable mixture and mix thoroughly.
Cover bowl and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.
Variations on a Theme
Not everyone agrees that this is the correct recipe for KFC Coleslaw.
Here are several variations of the recipe, in no particular order.
1 head cabbage, shredded
1/4 cup carrot, finely grated
1 part mayonnaise
2 parts vinegar
1 tsp Sugar
2 Tablespoons green onion, finely minced
salt and pepper to taste
Combine cabbage and carrots.
Mix together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and green onion.
Pour over cabbage mixture. Season to taste. Refrigerate
for several hours before serving.
Note: I suspect the author of this recipe meant 2 parts mayo to 1 part vinegar, but I could be wrong.
The author claims that tarragon vinegar is the secret
ingredient in authentic KFC cole slaw.
4 1/2 teaspoons tarragon vinegar
6 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 1/2 cups Miracle Whip
1 cup sugar
2 heads cabbage
Mix oil, onions and sugar.
Add tarragon vinegar.
Fold in Miracle Whip.
Pour over grated carrots and cabbage and mix well.
Refrigerate in an air-tight covered dish.
The author of this recipe claims to have worked at KFC and
made a whole lot of KFC coleslaw. He says that the dressing
contains only miracle whip, tarragon vinegar, salt and sugar.
Fun Facts About Coleslaw
Impress your friends at parties with your encyclopedic knowledge of slaw.
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Coleslaw can be traced back to Ancient Rome.
Creamy coleslaw became popular after the invention of mayonnaise in the 18th century.
The term "coleslaw" probably came from the Dutch word koolsla or koolsalade, which means cabbage salad.
Until the 1860s, it was known as "cold slaw." The Latin word cole, meaning cabbage, replaced the cold.
Read the TOTALLY FICTIONAL Origins of Coleslaw.
More Great Cole Slaw Recipes
- Red Cabbage and Apple Salad
Honey, apples, pecans and cranberries make this heavenly.
- Sweet and Tangy Party Slaw
Sweet with celery seed, green pepper and dry mustard.
- Freezer Coleslaw
Who knew you could do this?
- Cabbage Salad with Peanuts
Salted peanuts give this cabbage salad a tantalizing new flavor and a little extra crunch.
- Warm slaw
With brown sugar and bacon drippings.
- Broccoli Coleslaw
From Paula's Homecooking on The Food Network.
- Cole Slaw with Pecans and Spicy Dressing
From Tyler Florence.
- Horseradish Cole Slaw
Courtesy of Emeril Lagasse.
- Texas Cole Slaw
Packs a kick with Dijon mustard, cumin, cayenne and sour cream. Yum!
- Lime and Peanut Coleslaw
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