This tastes just like the cole slaw served at popular fried chicken or fish restaurants. It's excellent with burgers or on top of BBQ'd pork sandwiches, too!!!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the coleslaw mix and onion in a large bowl.

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  • Whisk together the salad dressing, vegetable oil, sugar, vinegar, salt, and poppy seeds in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly. Pour dressing mixture over coleslaw mix and toss to coat. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

200 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 22.5g 7% DV; fat 12g 19% DV; cholesterol 11.2mg 4% DV; sodium 252.5mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2008
More like 4 and a half stars. A tad on the sweet side (should have listened to reviews and cut back on sugar some), but still so so yummy. Seemed dry when first put together, but it really creams up quickly in the frig - 2 hours is plenty of time for it to set up. I added two diced radishes, I think next time I will add four, to help the sweet factor and to add some more crunch. Aftter reading reviews, I added more onion, ground mustard and a tad more salt. Yummers! Served with ribs and baked beans. My boyfriend's take: "better than Southern cooking and I never had to leave my porch in Arizona." And he is picky about his slaw. POSTSCRIPT: I cut back on the sugar the next time, and it just didn't taste as good. I tried adding the sugar back in after I had already added the slaw -- didn't really work. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2011
I found this to be too sweet and too heavy on the dressing- if I make it again I will reduce the sugar by about half and add the liquid to the slaw mix bit by bit until I get the desired amount of wetness- with the full amount of dressing it was just too goopy. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 17
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2008
More like 4 and a half stars. A tad on the sweet side (should have listened to reviews and cut back on sugar some), but still so so yummy. Seemed dry when first put together, but it really creams up quickly in the frig - 2 hours is plenty of time for it to set up. I added two diced radishes, I think next time I will add four, to help the sweet factor and to add some more crunch. Aftter reading reviews, I added more onion, ground mustard and a tad more salt. Yummers! Served with ribs and baked beans. My boyfriend's take: "better than Southern cooking and I never had to leave my porch in Arizona." And he is picky about his slaw. POSTSCRIPT: I cut back on the sugar the next time, and it just didn't taste as good. I tried adding the sugar back in after I had already added the slaw -- didn't really work. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2008
This was great! I used mayo instead of miracle whip and rice wine vinegar instead of white vinegar, but just barely cut back on the sugar because rice vinegar is slightly sweet. My friends agreed that it was even better than the slaw at the great BBQ place in town. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2008
The BEST slaw recipe ever!! I just finished making it and YUM-O!!! Can't wait to try it in a few hours. It taste's just like the coleslaw at the fast food chicken place. The only change that I made was I substituted celery seed for the poppy seed. I didn't have bagged slaw mix, shredded a head of cabbage and a carrot. I just wanted to add that I have use allrecipes for a few years and this is the first time I have taken the time to rate a recipe, it's that good!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2008
Delicious cole slaw! Creamy and sweet, just the way I like it. I use real mayo, celery seed instead of poppy, a dollop of sour cream instead of the oil, and a little extra salt and pepper. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
This is very good- almost the my family's long time recipe. One thing I do to make it creamier and less watery- I only put half the dressing on it to begin with. After an hour, I drain some of the dressing off, and then put the rest on- make a little extra dressing if needed. After you put any vinegar based dressing on cabbage, some of it's water will leach out, making it soupy- this makes it creamier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2011
This is very much like the slaw we make in our deli and people come from other counties just to get this slaw. I tried cutting down the ingredients from the huge amount we make at the store and it comes out to very much like this recipe. Except we don't use any oil in our dressing. You don't need it. Just added calories. We use a good mayonaisse instead of salad dressing and our slaw dressing would come out to 1 cup of mayo, 2/3 cup sugar and 2.5 tablespoons white vinegar. About 1.5 pounds of shredded cabbage and one shredded carrot. We don't use onions in our slaw although some probably would like that. I would probably use a good sweet onion like a Vadalia maybe. I'm thinking I'd also use celery seed instead of poppy seeds. We use celery seed in our pickled slaw and it's good! Letting it sit a while is the key. That loosens up the dressing. Just remember to stir it good before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2008
I just made this coleslaw for a big cookout that I am hosting tomorrow and I had to rate this right away! It is delicious! I haven't even chilled it for the 2 hours and it is so good! I can't wait to share it with my friends and family. I followed the recipe exact with the exception of using mayo and no poppy seeds. This is my slaw recipe for now on thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2007
Being a midwesterner I've had a lot of different kinds of restaurant and tavern coleslaws with my Friday night perch dinners but this is the best by far! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2008
This was absolutely delicious and I'm not even a huge slaw fan! I used two bags of prepared slaw and made the dressing as directed. Plenty of dressing. Refrigerated overnight and plenty of sweet creamy slaw. Nice recipe I'll do this one many times. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2011
I found this to be too sweet and too heavy on the dressing- if I make it again I will reduce the sugar by about half and add the liquid to the slaw mix bit by bit until I get the desired amount of wetness- with the full amount of dressing it was just too goopy. Read More
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