Creamy Coleslaw


I haven’t eaten at a KFC for 30+ years but man, that coleslaw!! It was sweet, creamy and shredded to bits. Just the way I like it (OK, minus the shredded to bits part).

There are plenty of copycat recipes online but the real truth is in the comments of said recipes. This is where former employees tell the author they’re doing it all wrong. Don’t use regular mayo, use tarragon infused vinegar, etc. Now I highly doubt KFC is using something as uncommon as tarragon vinegar but since I had some tarragon and vinegar, I figured what the hell. I diced the tarragon and let it hang in the vinegar for a few minutes. I anticipated throwing the tarragon in the slaw so I didn’t let it soak all that long.


I started with 2lbs of chopped cabbage and a cup of carrots. Yes, you can buy the bagged cabbage, already shredded. Nothing wrong with saving time.


OK, so here’s where it gets funky (for me, at least). I think Miracle Whip tastes pretty gross. Disclaimer: I’m not a fan of mayo, as a whole. Time and time again, these former employees swore the secret was Miracle Whip so I’m thankful you can buy small jars of the stuff because this is its only purpose, as far as I’m concerned.

Mix everything together and let it hang for at least an hour (it actually improves with age so I’d recommend 12+ hours in the fridge.

2 lbs shredded cabbage (or two bags of pre-shredded cabbage)
1 cup of shredded carrots
1 cup of miracle whip
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of vinegar
1 Tbls diced tarragon
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup vegetable oil (or canola oil)
Salt and pepper to taste

Nothing goes better with a burger than homemade fries and coleslaw!!


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