A couple weeks ago I posed a question on my Facebook Fan Page asking ya'll if you enjoyed your coleslaw more with a dressing that is creamy or vinegar based. The answers were pretty evenly matched, but the one thing that was mentioned more than anything else was "I love KFC coleslaw the most." So when that many people declared it to be their favorite, I knew it was time to bring my version back to the blog, since it was first posted back before most of you were even reading on a daily basis.
For us, this is the closest thing to the original we've ever had at home. In fact, my husband declared it to be "dead on", which coming from him and his absolute love for the KFC version, I took as very high praise! Now, I will tell you ahead of time, if you want the cabbage itself to look more like the original, be sure to read the note below. For us, we don't really care about that as much as the flavor itself.
And the best part about this recipe? It's so darn easy! Plus, you can make it at night, and it's even better after it sits in the fridge until the next day for dinner! Perfect with burgers, steak, barbecued pork...and of course fried chicken! Pretty much anything you want to pair it with, it will taste fantastic. Oh, and make this for guests or take it to a get together! I guarantee you will be an instant rock star! Everyone will say "Whoa....this tastes just like KFC slaw!" And you will know it was a complete success.
If KFC is your favorite coleslaw too, I think you will be very pleased with this version. Or if you're just always looking for new ones to try, you will enjoy this too! Either way, I promised it would be back on the blog as soon as possible, so here it is in all it's glory!!!
Copy Cat KFC Coleslaw
1 (1 lb.) package coleslaw mix with cabbage and carrots (see note below)
2 TBS minced onion
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. mayo
1/4 c. buttermilk
1 1/2 TBS white vinegar
2 1/2 TBS lemon juice
Place coleslaw mix in a large bowl. Add onions. Mix well. In a medium bowl combine buttermilk, milk, mayo, sugar, salt, pepper, vinegar, and lemon juice. Whisk well. Pour over cabbage mix. Stir well. Sprinkle with dried parsley. Chill for at least 2 hours until serving or overnight. *NOTE* If you want the cabbage and carrots to be more the texture of KFC, place mix in a food processor and pulse to cut up finer. For me, it's more about the flavor than the texture.
Shared on The Country Cook Feb. 21, 2014