Copycat KFC Coleslaw

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I couldn’t resist when I came across this recipe.  I have no idea what KFC cole slaw tastes like but I am betting it has to be good so I made this cole slaw.
Copycat KFC Coleslaw
This is adapted from Food Geeks, a site, I am getting to like more and more.
8 cups very finely chopped cabbage ( probably used 4 cups)
1/4 cup shredded carrot (1/8th)
1/3 cup granulated sugar (1/4)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper (dash)
1/4 cup Rice Dream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1-1/2 tbsp. white vinegar
2-1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
Be sure that the cabbage and carrots are chopped up into very fine pieces, about the size of rice kernels.
Combine the sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar, and lemon juice and beat until smooth.
Add the cabbage and carrots. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
This was pretty easy to do, especially since the cabbage came already shredded…
Now, for the taste test.
This was a good cole slaw but nothing special.  Tyler Florence has the best cole slaw, I have made.  No one comes close.  This falls far behind.  I have no idea if this is close to KFC but if so, it is a let down.  It holds its own but that is about all.


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The thing I remember about KFC cole slaw is that it is a coarse chop, almost cubed texture. It was not the kind of slaw I was used to (shredded) but….I actually kind of like it for a change of pace.

What is Rice Dream?

Martha (MM)

I can remember when I was much younger thinking KFC had the best coleslaw ever. I haven’t had it in many years so can’t say how I’d feel about it these days.

This sounds like a good basic recipe either way 🙂