Copycat – KFC Coleslaw – I’m excited to share my adventure, with you; recreating the famous Copycat KFC Coleslaw! This timeless American side dish, featuring crispy cabbage and carrots creamy dressing, and a touch of sweetness holds a place in our hearts. It’s more than a salad; it’s a journey down memory lane.
When I first attempted replicating this recipe my goal was to bring that familiar and comforting flavor to our family dinner table. I can still vividly recall the anticipation as my husband and child took their bites. Their faces instantly lit up with joy and the smiles that followed were absolutely priceless. It was a hit! Since then this coleslaw has become a requested favorite, at our family gatherings.
What makes this Copycat – KFC Coleslaw truly special?
What sets this Copycat KFC Coleslaw recipe apart? Firstly it’s incredibly simple to make with 10 minutes of preparation time. Secondly, the blend of flavors is just right – not overly sweet nor too tangy. Lastly, it’s versatile enough to complement meals; whether it’s a barbecue or a casual family dinner.
What You Need To Make This Copycat – KFC Coleslaw Recipe?
Cabbage: Our hero, the cabbage, is finely diced, not just chopped. It’s the backbone of our coleslaw, providing that satisfying crunch and a fresh, slightly sweet flavor. Think of each little piece of cabbage as a tiny canvas, ready to soak up the delicious dressing.
Carrot: A single, vibrant carrot is all you need. It’s not just there for its bright color, but for the subtle sweetness and additional crunch it brings. It’s like adding a bit of sunshine to your dish.
Onions: Grated onions may seem like a small addition, but oh, the wonders they do! They infuse the coleslaw with a mild, aromatic sharpness, balancing out the sweetness and creaminess of the other ingredients.
Sugar: Sugar is the mediator here. It doesn’t overpower; it harmonizes. It tames the tang of the vinegar and lemon juice, creating a delightful balance.
Dairy: Whole milk and buttermilk (or your handy buttermilk powder) join forces to create a creamy dream. This duo ensures our coleslaw dressing is lusciously smooth and rich.
Mayonnaise: The mayonnaise is the secret to that classic coleslaw texture. It’s the glue that holds all the flavors together, enveloping each shred of cabbage and carrot in a creamy hug.
Seasonings: Salt and white pepper don’t just season; they elevate. Then there’s the white vinegar and lemon juice – they’re like the high notes in a symphony, bringing a bright, tangy zing that makes the coleslaw come alive.
Steps To Make Copycat – KFC Coleslaw:
Step 1: Let’s start by combining the cabbage, carrot, and onion in a bowl. This vibrant combination forms the core of our coleslaw.
Step 2: In a bowl whisk together sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar, and lemon juice until the mixture becomes smooth. This dressing is what brings life to the dish. Creamy and bursting with flavors.
Step 3: Pour the dressing, over the cabbage mixture. Toss it gently until everything is evenly coated. It’s, like witnessing plain vegetables transform into a mouthwatering coleslaw.
Step 4: Place it in the refrigerator for 4 hours or ideally 8 hours. This waiting period allows all the flavors to come together harmoniously and gives that taste we crave.
One of the secrets, to achieving the taste and texture of this coleslaw is to let it rest. After you mix your coleslaw refrigerate it for 4 hours but preferably overnight. During this resting period, the flavors blend wonderfully. The cabbage becomes slightly tender as it absorbs the dressing and spices. This transforms a combination of vegetables. Dressing into a flavorful coleslaw, where each bite is perfectly balanced. You’ll notice a difference, in both taste and texture – the longer it rests the better it becomes!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I make this coleslaw ahead of time?
Certainly! In fact it actually improves in taste if you allow it to sit for a while.
How long can I store this coleslaw?
It remains fresh in the fridge for, up to three days.
Can I use a low-fat mayo?
Absolutely! While the flavor might be slightly altered it will still be delightful.
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