Classic Coleslaw – Like KFC

I am a big coleslaw fan, but am also pretty picky about it.

A lot of commercial slaws are taste off to me – too creamy or too vinegar-y or some such; but KFC’s coleslaw is mebbe my second fave.

My most fave comes from Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, but we don;t have one close by, so, if I am out and about and looking for coleslaw, KFC it is.

And then, I came across a recipe.

No, not for Lee’s, more’s the pity, but for KFC-style coleslaw, and the author seemed so sure of herself, I had to try it.

They claimed that Miracle Whip was an absolute necessity, so I bought a jar.

They then claimed that adding canola oil to the dressing would be a good thing.

Here’s the thing. It was not.

One batch of coleslaw down the drain; but I still had some Miracle Whip, so thought I’d try again, without adding any oil.

I had also read an article about Durkee’s Famous Sauce and thought mebbe a bit of that instead of the oil would be a good thing.

It was.

So, here we go with KFC-like coleslaw…

•1/2 cup Miracle Whip
•1/4 cup sugar
•1 tbsp Durkee’s Famous Sauce
•1-1/2 tsp cider vinegar
•1/4 tsp celery salt

•1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
•1 bag coleslaw mix

Note: a lot of sugar, I know; but the coleslaw turns out nicely balanced, so go ahead and try it.

Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a large bowl, then add the coleslaw mix and red onion and toss to combine.

Transfer to a covered bowl and chill for a couple of hours, then toss and serve.

Nice! Mebbe not KFC, but certainly KFC adjacent, so I call that a win.

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