Cole Slaw - KFC

If you've ever seen a clone recipe for KFC Cole Slaw floating around on the Internet it probably looks like this. That's because this replica has become one of the most copied and pasted recipes from the first book, Top Secret Recipes. So, to stake claim to a recipe that's rarely sourced as a TSR original, here's the secret formula to clone the world's best slaw.

Cole Slaw - KFC

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  • ½

    cup mayonnaise

  • cup granulated sugar

  • ¼

    cup milk

  • ¼

    cup buttermilk

  • tablespoons lemon juice

  • tablespoons white vinegar

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon pepper

  • 8

    cups finely chopped cabbage (about 1 head)

  • ¼

    cup shredded carrot (1 medium carrot)

  • 2

    tablespoons minced onion


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 before serving. Serves 10 to 12.


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