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A present for my friends here on TFL (not bread)

alabubba's picture

A present for my friends here on TFL (not bread)

I love KFC's slaw, I have found that people either love it or think its too sweet. For me its milky creamy sweetness mixed with the cabbage crunch is about as addictive as crack. It is my all time favorite slaw. I searched a long time for an "Copy Cat" recipe until I found this post online.

"I worked for KFC for many years and I made cole slaw several times a week. This recipe was invented by Sanders himself. We made 25 pounds at a time and the recipe was equal amounts of Miracle Whip and sugar and 1/4 the amount of oil and vinegar. But here it is in a table serving amount

1 head of cabbage, shredded

1 or two carrots
1/4 onion


1 cup Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
1 cup sugar (yep, I cup)
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup vinegar

Mix together and pour over cabbage mix. Let it sit for a few hours before eating and I guarantee it is the exact same as KFC."

I have made this recipe dozens of times and it IS the KFC recipe. I know it looks all wrong, "A cup of sugar!!! argh! trust me. Make it and you will become a believer.

I offer this to the members of TFL as my gift to you.

Happy Holidays from me.


sheffield's picture
sheffield (not verified)

8 cups finely  chopped cabbage
l/4  cup carrot, shredded
1/3 cup sugar
l/2  teaspoon salt
l/8  teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup milk
l/2  cup mayonaise
l/4  cuip buttermilk
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
Cut cabbage and carrots into small pieces about the size of rice kernels. (The food processor is great for this!)  In salad, bowl, cobine the sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayonaise, buttermilk, vinegar and lemon juice. Beat until smooth. Add the cabbage and carrots. Mix  well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Serves 6 to 8.

Trishinomaha's picture

I have been known to send my husband to KFC to buy it by the quart when we are having a family barbecue but now I may have to try making it myself with this recipe. Thanks Allan!


TessN's picture

Thanks, Allan and Sheffield.  I love coleslaw and mine is kind of hit or miss.  I appreciate the gift!

paulm's picture

Here is a site with all of the recipes for KFC products :