KFC Coleslaw

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time:
Cooking Method: Refrigerate/Freeze


6 c cabbage sliced paper thin
1/4 c granulated sugar
1 c finely shredded carrots
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 c milk
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

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Pat Duran Recipe
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Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Aug 2011
Pat's notes for this recipe:
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
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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.

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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Oct 9, 2011
I have this posted a bit different...my Daughter worked at KFC for 3 years while in school.
user 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! :-(
user 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
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Oct 10, 2011
thanks ladies I will be checking out these recipes.
user 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

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