Pat Duran Recipe

KFC Coleslaw

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
6 to 8 servings
Prep Time:
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Pat's Story

This is the recipe I have for this delicious coleslaw. I have had it about 42 years- was confirmed by my husband when he was there 15 years ago. He was the cook. I know there are many posted here - but this is from the cabbage patch itself. LOL


6 c
cabbage sliced paper thin
1/4 c
granulated sugar
1 c
finely shredded carrots
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/2 c
1 c
mayonnaise not salad dressing
1/2 c
dairy buttermilk
1/2 tsp
celery seed
2 or 3 dash(es)
hot pepper sauce
3 Tbsp
dry minced onions

Directions Step-By-Step

Toss cabbage lightly with sugar, and carrots.
Sprinkle with salt,pepper and drench it all with the milk. Cover and refrigerate it about 15 minutes.
While this is chilling combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk.celery seed hot sauce and minced onions.
Mix well with cabbage mixture.
Refrigerate again at least an hour before serving.
Drain some of the dressing first and serve it separately at the table.
The coleslaw does settle quite a bit during refrigeration. Keeps 24 hours only. If it lasts that long. The technique is the secret along with the buttermilk and seasonings.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Other Salads, Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern

  • Comments

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    Straw's Kitchen GrandsBest - Oct 9, 2011
    I have this posted a bit Daughter worked at KFC for 3 years while in school.
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    Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl - Oct 9, 2011
    Yummmm, KFC coleslaw is the ONLY one I will eat EVER!!! Hate any diner or any other kind!!! Saved!! Cindy, I am going to look at yours now as well, thank you!!

    When I go out I want a very basic sweet but not overly slaw. When I make it at home I add pineapple, when I have had it w/ pineapple when I'm out, it tastes horrible... I know I'm weird! :-(
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    nellie rickey jus4nan - Oct 10, 2011
    didi if you like the sweet sauce you need to go to my sight and look at my all purpose dressing..i add the shot of tobasco or even horse radish for a bite to it but since I made this sauce I no longer care about kfc..this one is better lol..and you cn make it a potatoe salad dressing by adding mustard..and if you put it over broccoli salad dwe all love it is the best...give it a shot..keeps in the fridge for a long time..makes a quart
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    Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Oct 10, 2011
    thanks ladies I will be checking out these recipes.
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    Cynthia Martinez Devinesalvage - Oct 10, 2011
    Just saw this one and it sounds good. I'm from the south and we, my family, just do mayo,sugar and spices. Yum