I’ve bought cole slaw at the supermarket deli a few times in my life and have been disappointed each time. I paid what I thought was too much for a very small portion of cole slaw that was mediocre at best.
Then I tried buying a bag of shredded cabbage and carrots and a bottle of cole slaw salad dressing for it. It was an improvement but still a lot of money for what ended up to be a fairly small bowl of cole slaw.
I set about to find a cole slaw recipe that would make me happy with regard to cost, taste, and quantity. I found a KFC copycat recipe for cole slaw that met my criteria, and I was very pleased with it. I’ve always liked KFC’s cole slaw because it’s on the sweeter side, and I do have a sweet tooth. I’ve been making it for years now. My daughter Sara, however, complained that the KFC clone was too sweet for her. I tried cutting down on the sugar in the recipe for her sake, but then I didn’t care for it myself any more.
At that point, I decided to try to find a recipe for a less sweet, more classic cole slaw recipe. I actually found two that I liked very much and now have three cole slaw recipes in my repertoire. Sara came for a visit recently and gave a thumbs up on this classic cole slaw.
Why pay more for less when it is so easy to make up a batch of your own?
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Classic Cole Slaw
- 6 cups chopped or shredded cabbage
- 1 cup finely chopped carrots
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. celery seed
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
In a large bowl, combine cabbage and carrots. In a smaller bowl, make dressing by combining mayonnaise, vinegar, celery seed, sugar, salt and pepper. Toss dressing into cabbage mixture and let chill.
Source: Slightly adapted recipe from the Food Network