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spaZDaisE04

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Hey i actuallu have the recipe for the slaw recipe, well the NY one anyone. lol im not sure if all the KFC are the same. I had askedfor it and the manager brought out the recipe book and had me write it down so i hadd it all correct, which was very nice of him :) any way here is the one I have

1 head cabbage-chopped very fine
1/4 cup shredded carrot
2 1/2 Tbsp minced onion
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 Tbsp Vinegar
2 1/2 lemon juice

Cut cabbage and carrot to very fine pieces. Combine sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayo, buttermilk, vinegar and lemonjuice in large bown and beat untill smooth. ADd cabbage, carrot and onion. mix to coat well.
 

Barbara L

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From everything I have been told, all KFCs use the same recipes for everything, which makes sense as they would want their foods to be consistent. It appears he gave you Todd Wilbur's book Top Secret Recipes to copy the recipe from, as that is the same recipe that is in the book (with a small change to the amount of pepper).

:) Barbara
 

Addie

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Someone asked me for the KFX recipe. I knew we had a discussion before regarding this. So here it is. :angel:
 

Zhizara

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Thanks, Addie that was easy. I thought it might have already been posted but was too groggy to look. Gotta finish that cup of coffee before I'm functional this morning.:LOL:
 

Addie

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I have stories about making the coleslaw at KFC...

The dressing came pre-made.

I love their cole slaw. But I recently had a piece of the leg. It was so salty, one bite and I immediately removed all the skin. But I think they had me in mind when it came to their cole slaw. :angel:
 

Chief Longwind Of The North

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Probably not the original, but this tastes really close, and is just as juicy and yummy.

1 head cabbage, grated on large holes of box grater.
1/2 onion, finely minced
3 carrots, grated on box grater
1/4 cup sugar
Enough Miracle Whip Salad dressing to make it to coat the veggies
1/2 cup ice water, or enough to make it juicy.
Stir, Serve.

I offered to make cole slaw for a lady who had made us a chicken dinner with Jasmine Rice. She stated that as it was 15 minutes top serving time, there was no way I could make the cole slaw as the sauce would take too long to make. I made it by the above recipe and she raved about it, and was amazed at how quickly it came together.

Give it a try. The Miracle Whip is cheating, I know, but has just the right flavor to combine with the other ingredients, and tastes very, very close to KFC Cole slaw.

Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
 

Kayelle

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Hey i actuallu have the recipe for the slaw recipe, well the NY one anyone. lol im not sure if all the KFC are the same. I had askedfor it and the manager brought out the recipe book and had me write it down so i hadd it all correct, which was very nice of him :) any way here is the one I have

1 head cabbage-chopped very fine
1/4 cup shredded carrot
2 1/2 Tbsp minced onion
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 Tbsp Vinegar
2 1/2 lemon juice

Cut cabbage and carrot to very fine pieces. Combine sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayo, buttermilk, vinegar and lemonjuice in large bown and beat untill smooth. ADd cabbage, carrot and onion. mix to coat well.

I have used this EXACT same recipe for many years with fabulous results. It's one of the very few recipes I follow to the letter, as it's perfect just the way it is. I strongly recommend it be made exactly as written. Chill thoroughly before serving.
This is a killer of a recipe!
 

Zhizara

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I love their cole slaw. But I recently had a piece of the leg. It was so salty, one bite and I immediately removed all the skin. But I think they had me in mind when it came to their cole slaw. :angel:

I agree with you about the salty chicken. There is a KFC very near where I live, but after trying it once, never again. It was so salty I couldn't eat it.

I had wished they would offer a low salt chicken, but now, with diabetes, I can't have either the high salt, or the flour based breading.

Oh well, the joys of getting old.
 

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I have used this EXACT same recipe for many years with fabulous results. It's one of the very few recipes I follow to the letter, as it's perfect just the way it is. I strongly recommend it be made exactly as written. Chill thoroughly before serving.
This is a killer of a recipe!
I've saved the recipe to try. The sugar surprises me. Does the coleslaw come through as sweet?

My mother used to put apple in coleslaw which sweetened it a bit.

I was surprised to see that KFC make it on site. I would have thought they would have bought it from some central KFC supply depot to ensure sameness in all restaurants as the restaurants are franchises (at least they are in the UK).
 
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bakechef

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I've saved the recipe to try. The sugar surprises me. Does the coleslaw come through as sweet?

My mother used to put apple in coleslaw which sweetened it a bit.

I was surprised to see that KFC make it on site. I would have thought they would have bought it from some central KFC supply depot to ensure sameness in all restaurants as the restaurants are franchises (at least they are in the UK).

Yes it is a sweet coleslaw which is pretty common over here in the states.
 

bakechef

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I have used this EXACT same recipe for many years with fabulous results. It's one of the very few recipes I follow to the letter, as it's perfect just the way it is. I strongly recommend it be made exactly as written. Chill thoroughly before serving.
This is a killer of a recipe!

This is also the same one that my best friend and I have made many times, it's great!
 

Kayelle

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I've saved the recipe to try. The sugar surprises me. Does the coleslaw come through as sweet?

My mother used to put apple in coleslaw which sweetened it a bit.

I was surprised to see that KFC make it on site. I would have thought they would have bought it from some central KFC supply depot to ensure sameness in all restaurants as the restaurants are franchises (at least they are in the UK).

Surprisingly the sweet and sour taste is in perfect harmony MC. The jury is out about KFC making it on site in this country. All I know is I no longer have to buy it there. I will never fool around with another cole slaw recipe again.
 

Cheryl J

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Surprisingly the sweet and sour taste is in perfect harmony MC. The jury is out about KFC making it on site in this country. All I know is I no longer have to buy it there. I will never fool around with another cole slaw recipe again.

Sounds like my kind of cole slaw! :yum: I've made it similar, but haven't had it with the addition of buttermilk. Copied and saved. :)
 

Addie

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I won't drink buttermilk, but I do find that any recipe with it as an ingredient, is my kind of recipe. Maybe that is why I love real ranch dressing so much. The buttermilk really adds depth to the food. :angel:
 

Kayelle

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I won't drink buttermilk either Addie, but my favorite summer treat is a smoothie with equal parts of lime sherbert blended with buttermilk. Now I know what's for dessert on this hot night.
 
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