Zay, my 14 year old man-child, has been asking me for weeks to get the ingredients to make KFC’s coleslaw. I found a few recipes online and they seemed like an awful lot of work compared to my way of making it (dump the slaw mix in a bowl, throw in some mayo and a wee bit of sugar, add salt & pepper then stir). But since this poor kid eats almost non-stop and is still always “starving” I felt sorry for him and agreed we’d give it a go.
After a little picking and choosing from a few different recipes, I found what would work best for us. This week what worked best for us was taking as many shortcuts as we could while still getting the job done. Zay and I got in the kitchen and had the almost-identical-to-KFC coleslaw ready faster than I expected.
Here’s our recipe if you wanna give it a try!
Ingredients you’ll need:
- 16 oz bag of shredded coleslaw mix – get the kind with shredded carrots mixed in (or, if you have plenty of time, you can get a head of cabbage & 1 medium carrot and cut/shred them)
- 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk you can make your own buttermilk substitute – just be sure to watch the ratios as most recipes are for 1 cup)
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp white vinegar (don’t accidentally use apple cider – YUCK!)
- salt & pepper to taste
- Shred the coleslaw mix in a food chopper. (This was, by far, the most annoying step, but we really wanted the look/texture of KFC’s slaw. It’s probably not absolutely necessary…I’m pretty sure we’ll skip it next time.) Set this aside.
- Mix the mayo, sugar, milk, buttermilk, lemon juice, and vinegar.
- Pour mixture over the shredded slaw. Stir well to combine.
- Add salt and pepper. (I didn’t measure this…just used what I normally would for a dish of the same size.) Stir again.
- Cover & refrigerate for at least an hour. This seems to be a pretty important step because there was a definite improvement in taste after the ingredients incorporated. (Most recipes suggested a 2 hour refrigeration, but, like I said, I was in a hurry.)
Success! It was ah-mazing!
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