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KFC Cole Slaw

Score: 4.83. Votes: 311
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If you've ever seen a clone recipe for KFC coleslaw it probably looks like this. This replica recipe has become one of the all-time most shared recipes on the intraweb. Here's the original secret formula I created from scratch in 1993 for my first book, Top Secret Recipes, to clone the world's best slaw.

I've cloned a ton of stuff from KFC. See if I hacked your favorites here.

Source: Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 8 cups finely chopped cabbage (about 1 head)
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot (1 medium carrot)
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
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      1. Be sure cabbage and carrots are chopped up into very fine pieces (about the size of rice).

      2. Combine the mayonnaise, sugar, milk, buttermilk, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and beat until smooth.

      3. Add the cabbage, carrots, and onion, and mix well.

      4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, stir, then serve.

      Serves 10 to 12.

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Score: 4.83. Votes: 311
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Koreena Ralston
Feb 8, 2021, 06:56

Spot on! I like cole slaw in general but most of my family hates it...except the KFC slaw. I admit, I prefer it to most cole slaw as well. This is as close as you can get without just going and ordering it from KFC.

Onita Sanders
Jan 4, 2020, 06:06

This is a WINNER. Directions say to wait two hours. I could not wait and tasted it right a way. This definitely tastes like the KFC coleslaw in the Detroit metro area I bought two days ago at $4.66 for a pint. This is the best recipe ever for KFC coleslaw. Followed directions to the letter.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
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For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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