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Cracker Barrel Cole Slaw Recipe
Cracker Barrel Cole Slaw
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Side Dish
Calories: 115
Cook Time: 4 hours
Recipe Rating: 4.5 (4 reviews)

Similar to cloning the cole slaw at KFC, the secret technique for duplicating Cracker Barrel's delicious slaw starts with slicing the cabbage into very small pieces. A mandoline works great for this or use whatever slicing contraption you have. Slice the heads of green and red cabbage on the thinnest setting, and then chop those strips into small bits. The carrot can be shredded using a cheese grater. Mix it all up and then let the cole slaw chill out for several hours so the mixture can get its flavor on. An overnight chill is even sweeter.

Source: "Top Secret Restaruant Recipes 3" by Todd Wilbur.

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup buttermilk
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon celery seed 
8 cups finely shredded green cabbage
1 cup finely shredded red cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
1. Whisk together mayonnaise, sugar, milk, buttermilk, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and celery seed in a large bowl until sugar is dissolved.

2. Stir in cabbage and shredded carrots. Cover and chill for at least four hours. Stir before serving.

Serves 6.

Submitted on: 04/03/13
Cracker Barrel coleslaw is my favorite. When I last ate it at the resturaunt, I paid close attention to the flavors and I clearly tasted red wine vinegar instead of white. I made it with the red wine vinegar and it is identical now.
Family Favorite
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Submitted on: 07/31/12
Ha! Been using a version of this recipe longer than I've been going to Cracker Barrel. For the insulin conscious--it works well with sugar substitutes like Splenda. Fresh lime juice also works in a pinch and so does apple cider vinegar. My family's favorite variation is to add chopped apples--tart ones like Granny Smith or Pink Lady. We've also tried adding dried apricots and cashews--gets raves. And NOTHING beats a pile of this on a BBQ sandwich! Mouth watering.
Submitted on: 10/07/08
Your KFC version was my favorite cole slaw, but this one is above! The celery seeds gives it a nice flavor. Thank you
Submitted on: 10/03/08
I use powdered sugar, and a 2 teaspoons of vinegar! Delicious!