Apple Bacon Coleslaw

The first thought that comes to my mind when I hear the word coleslaw is Kentucky Fried Chicken. Let me explain. When I was young, it was a big treat to get to go to Kentucky Fried Chicken. It would have been hard to choose what I liked best, the chicken or the choice of side dishes! I was one of those stubborn kids who hated vegetables and wouldn’t eat them. My poor mother tried every tactic there was, they never worked. There was no way she was going to get me to eat something that was both green and good for me. That’s why I could never understand why she would choose coleslaw as a side dish whenever we went to KFC. I was always in a dither trying to decide which two sides I wanted. Potatoes and gravy, biscuits, corn on the cob or the mac and cheese. Coleslaw was NEVER an option. Mom got it every single time and tried to convince me it was good. I grew up and I now eat veggie’s that are both green and good for me. I also learned to like some types of coleslaw. This pin was not a hard choice, because I just LOVE bacon! Why does saturated fat have to taste so darn good!!

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I really liked the tangy dressing and salty bacon flavor combined with the sweetness of the apples. I almost forgot there was cabbage in there! And yes it is better the second day when the flavors have marinated and then released it’s full flavor. I still wouldn’t order coleslaw as a side at KFC, unless of course they changed the recipe to this one from Ghetto Foodie. Then I would get it every time.

You got it….This Pin Rocks

Apple Bacon Coleslaw

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¼ cup pulp free orange juice
  • juice from ½ fresh lemon
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 sm Fennel shredded
  • 1 medium cabbage, cored, shredded
  • ½ pack of bacon fried crispy then broken up into small pieces
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly slice1/2 cup finely minced parsley leaves, optional
  • 4 firm apples, peeled, cored and shredded

  1. Mix everything in a large bowl and let sit in the fridge over night…This is always better if you let it sit for a day or so…really lets the flavours out.

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  1. This looks totally delicious! Thanks for sharing with Simple Supper Tuesday.

  2. Thank you Tracy for stopping by Memories by the Mile and linking up. I am your newest follower. Your Coleslaw looks delicious. I pinned it and will be trying it.
    Hope you’ll come by next week for Tuesday Trivia @
    the horrific tragedy that accured in Boston.

    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

    • Wanda,

      So glad you are following us now! Thanks for pinning the Apple Bacon Coleslaw. See you next week at Tuesday Trivia. Tracy – The Middle child

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