It has been said that the average American eats outside of the home 3-5 times a week. In today's tough economy, it would be nice to be able to re-create all of your favorite restaurant recipes at home. The ability to make the same recipes that are served at the most popular restaurant chains right in your own kitchen would save money and allow the whole family to enjoy more dinner times together.

Think about how much you can save by not eating out! It's not just the cost of the meal that is involved. The cost also includes tax, tip, gas, and other expenses such as parking. The savings will really add up over time!

An example of a secret restaurant recipe is shown below. This is an easy and fast recipe for coleslaw that very closely resembles the same coleslaw served at KFC restaurants. Certain cookbooks also contain thousands of similar recipes from popular restaurants and fast-food places. Goes great with fried chicken, pork chops, or any other southern comfort food. Also great as a relish in barbecue sandwiches.

Just Like KFC Coleslaw

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 9 1/2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup minced sweet onion

Directions

  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, sugar, milk, lemon juice, vinegar, and salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. In the same bowl, toss in the cabbage, carrots, and onion into the dressing; mix well. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to overnight before serving.

Tips:

  • Save yourself some time and buy the bags of coleslaw at the grocery store. They are inexpensive, fresh, and MUCH less messier than chopping cabbage on your own! Look for the brands that have extra carrots in them, and that will save you the step of grating carrots!
  • For a sweeter slaw, increase the sugar to 1/2 cup.
  • For a tangier slaw, increase the vinegar to 2 tablespoons.
  • Either white vinegar or apple cider vinegar work best in this slaw.
  • The longer it refrigerates the better it tastes, so plan on making this recipe at least a day in advance!