Recipe – Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

Is it just me, or do you also plant vegetables that you don’t know what the heck to do with once it’s time to harvest them?  Every year I plant cabbage, and every year I’m left scratching my head wondering what on earth to do with it. The Handsome Husband is the big cabbage fan in this house so I grow it for him. Not for me.

Well, a few days ago I asked on Facebook “It looks like I will be harvesting cabbage tomorrow… Does anyone have any good ideas on what I can make with it?”  And as soon as I saw the words Cole Slaw, I immediately thought about Kentucky Fried Chicken. When I was a kid, my Dad would always want to go there and get a bucket of chicken and all the fixin’s.  The cole slaw was always my favorite part of the meal, so when I came across this copy cat recipe for KFC cole slaw, I knew I had to try it.

And it’ good.  Oh so good.  Just like the real thing.  Except it doesn’t come in a Styrofoam container.

Ingredients {slightly adapted from this recipe}

8 cups finely diced cabbage
1/4 cup diced carrots
3 tablespoons onions, minced {I like onions!}

1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup milk {I used 2%}
1/2 cup mayonnaise {I had to borrow this from Mrs. Hillbilly}
1/4 cup buttermilk {How to Make Buttermilk}
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice


Wisk together the dressing and set aside.  Finely chop the cabbage, carrots and onion and mix together in a large bowl.  Pour the dressing over the vegetables and combine.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Looking for more copy cat recipes from your favorite restaurants?  Check out the book’s Dining Out at Home Cookbook: Recipes for the Most Delicious Dishes from America’s Most Popular Restaurants.  The book has great reviews and Amazon currently has it on sale for $10.17

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