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KFC Cole Slaw (But Better!)

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KFC Cole Slaw (But Better!) Recipe
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2 heads cabbage
1/2 green bell pepper
1/2 small onion
1 medium carrot
2 cups Miracle Whip salad dressing Light
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil


Cut up cabbage in a food processor, while cutting up cabbage Cut small slices of green pepper and onion, or carrot and add to processor. Now mix Miracle Whip, vinegar, and oil, sugar. Mix smooth. Taste should be sweet with just a hint of vinegar. Amount of slaw dressing may be increased or decreased according to the amount of slaw you are making. Add to cut up cabbage and Mix well. Let stand 1-hour if possible to let flavors mix.

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350 calories, 23 grams fat, 36 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams protein per serving.
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Guest at CDKitchen.com

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Like others, I skipped the green pepper and added a little horseradish. Pretty close to KFC (and maybe better)

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Very good but yeah omit the green pepper. It's fine with it if you really want it, but not KFC's version.

Guest at CDKitchen.com
Mar 18, 2011

Guest Foodie
Horseradish Powder - there are several places you can purchase horseradis powder - can't find it Google it

Guest at CDKitchen.com
Jul 2, 2010

Guest Foodie
There is no green pepper in KFC coleslaw but there is horseradish. To my knowledge, there is no such thing as horseradish powder (the others are either too strong or clumpy), how about using a food processor to cut the root into exceedingly small pieces, dry, and then re-introduce into the liquid ingredients?

Guest at CDKitchen.com
Jul 21, 2009

Guest Foodie
Cabbage,onions,carrots,salt,sugar, Miracle Whip(regular),vegetable oil,"Taragon" vinegar. No green pepper. I worked for KFC in the 60's and 70's. We made the coleslaw at the restaurant. Frejlach's Ice Cream Company in Berwyn, IL. The family pasted away and so did the business. The taragon vinegar I made myself. Soak the vinegar with herb til it turned a amber color, then strained.The recipe was: 70lbs. of cabbage, 5lbs. of carrots, two large spanish onions, 5gals. of Miracle Whip, one cup of salt, 8cups of white sugar, one gallon of taragon vinegar, 2 quarts of oil. The vegetables were chop on a Hobart rotating bowl chopper into small size. (size of a pea). If you break down the portions by one eighth. Get a big bowl and chop away. Sincerely (down memory lane), Norman

Guest at CDKitchen.com
May 6, 2009

I worked at KFC in the 70's and 80's and this recipe is close to the real thing. There were no green peppers in it and the vinegar you should use is Tarragon. Also, use regular Miracle Whip. Otherwise, it's spot on. I still make it for parties and BBQ's and everyone goes nuts over it!

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Member since: March 7, 2009
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This is the best ever!

Registered Member at CDKitchen.com

Member since: October 6, 2007
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This was great! I did what someone else did and used 2 bags of the cole slaw mix. Since it had plenty of carrots in it, I didn't add more. I also left out the green pepper since I don't like that. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly and it came out perfectly. I served it yesterday for a large crowd we had for dinner, and they all loved it. Thanks for the super recipe!!

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The slaw is very good the way it is, but try this too. The recipe is the same but use reg. mircle whip omit onion, use 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 pineapple juice let chill 2 hr before serving

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Very good coleslaw dressing recipe. Not exactually KFC, but still very very good. Easy to make too.