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    Copycat KFC Coleslaw: the Real Thing

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    UnknownChef86's Note:

    I am an avid collector of recipes. A young lady, a former KFC employee, was looking at my recipes one evening when she discovered this one. She told me that the recipe was close, but that I should remove the vinegar and lemon juice and replace them with tarragon vinegar. Tarragon vinegar is the secret. Note: This is one of the recipes I adopted in the Great 'Zaar Orphan Adoption of 2005. I hope you enjoy it.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix oil, onions and sugar.
    2. 2
      Add tarragon vinegar.
    3. 3
      Fold in Miracle Whip.
    4. 4
      Pour over grated carrots and cabbage.
    5. 5
      Fold in well.
    6. 6
      Refrigerate in an air-tight covered dish.
    7. 7
      Best if made the night before serving.
    8. 8
      The tarragon is the secret seasoning.
    9. 9
      Compare with the real KFC coleslaw.
    10. 10
      Enjoy.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 08, 2010

      55

      I've been making this recipe for the past two years and I get the same question every time I serve it at gatherings, "Did you get this at KFC?" ...... My tips? 1.) I use dried tarragon and apple cider vinegar (instead of tarragon vinegar), and still get the same flavor; and 2.) I make the coleslaw about three days in advance so it has the flavor and sharp bite of KFC's.

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    • on January 15, 2012

      I worked at KFC for years and made the coleslaw every few days and this is very close to the recipe. We used apple cider vinegar though, Miracle Whip (not regular mayo)and CELERY SALT. That may be the missing ingredient. I have not tried this recipe yet but I will and I'm looking forward to it. I love cole slaw in general and KFC is my all time favorite. I craved it constantly while pregnant, haha

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    • on March 22, 2011

      25

      was only so-so.... i added a few dashes of worcestershire sauce made it way better. also put the chopped cabbage in a fine mesh strainer over a larger bowl.. salt the cabbage and let sit for an hour. rinse it then pat it dry. this will draw out any excess moisture and prevent the slaw from getting runny.

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    Nutritional Facts for Copycat KFC Coleslaw: the Real Thing

    Serving Size: 1 (124 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 149.4
     
    Calories from Fat 78
    52%
    Total Fat 8.7 g
    13%
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 6.9 mg
    2%
    Sodium 236.3 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 17.5 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    8%
    Sugars 13.8 g
    55%
    Protein 1.2 g
    2%

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    tarragon vinegar

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