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Jun 15, 2009 07:10 PM

Favorite copycat recipe?

What is your favorite copycat recipe?

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  1. Not sure I got it from Copycat but it has to to be CF's Miso Salmon...and yours?

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    1. re: shaebones

      I didn't mean specifically from Copycat, but just a clone recipe. I make KFC Coleslaw a lot and Jiffy Corn Muffin mix and Bisquick.

      1. re: Antilope

        Funny, I ALMOST said the KFC coleslaw too! :)

        1. re: shaebones

          me three! it's the most successful copycat I've ever made. :)

          1. re: Morganna

            add me to the list - that KFC slaw is the bomb!! Dicing the cabbage into small pieces, instead of leaving long strands makes it exactly like I remember as a child.

        2. re: Antilope

          Do you have the Jiffy Corn Muffin mix? I use those little packages all the time, but wondered if someone had the recipe to make your own.

          By the way, you always seem to have such an array of recipes to share...I C&P all yours that you post. Thanks.

          1. re: cstout

            Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix - Copy Cat recipe

            Makes: 6 muffins.

            When a recipe calls for a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, here’s a copycat recipe you can make at home.

            This recipe is equal to one 8.5 ounce box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix.

            Makes 8.5 ounces (equal to 1-box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix) Makes 1-1/2 cups of mix. Makes 6 corn muffins.


            2/3 cup all purpose flour
            1/2 cup yellow corn meal
            3 Tbsp granulated sugar
            1 Tbsp baking powder
            1/4 tsp salt
            2 Tbsp vegetable oil
            1 egg
            1/3 cup milk


            1. Combine flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix well with whisk. Whisk in vegetable oil and mix until dry mixture is smooth and lumps are gone.

            2. If another recipe is calling for a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, add the above mixed ingredients to that recipe.

            3. If you wish to make Corn Muffins, continue with instructions below.

            4. Preheat oven to 400F.Combine above mixture with egg and milk. Mix well.

            Fill muffin tins 1/2 full. Bake 15-20 minutes. Makes 6 muffins.

            1. re: Antilope

              Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix..thank you so much. Don't know if I will be saving any money, but I always liked them since 1 pkg always was just enough for me.

              1. re: cstout

                An even easier version:

                Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix using Bisquick

                This recipe is equal to a 8.5 ounce box
                of Jiffy corn muffin mix. When another recipe
                calls for a box of Jiffy corn muffin mix, use
                the mixed dry ingredients from this recipe
                as a substitute.

                Corn Muffin Mix (equal to 8.5 oz box)

                2/3 cup Bisquick (or homemade baking mix)
                1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
                3 Tablespoons granulated sugar

                Mix well with whisk. Use mixture in other recipes
                calling for a box of corn muffin mix.

                To make corn muffins:

                Mix above dry mix with;

                1 egg
                1/3 cup milk

                Fill standard muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake 15-20 minutes at 400F.

                Makes 6 corn muffins

          2. re: Antilope

            KFC coleslaw, and cheddar bay biscuits from Red Lobstah, and ginger salad dressing from Benihana.

        3. Right now, it's IHOP's Multigrain and Walnut Pancakes, really great. Re: the KFC coleslaw...I remember that it *USED* to be very, a little tart, a little sweet, etc. Then I ordered some at a drive-thru with co-workers as a side last year...ugh! ugh!!! It was all white, sweet and gloppy; I threw it away. Can you please post your KFC coleslaw recipe? Am curious to know if it is the way I remember it. Thanks!

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          1. re: Val


            KFC coleslaw ccat recipe is a huge block party staple.

            1. re: HillJ

              Thanks, might try it this weekend! Certainly not anything like what I had more recently; maybe they'd run out of theirs and went to buy some at a Quik-mart or something.

              1. re: Val

                the copycat kfc cole slaw tastes just like the original -- not the current offering, which is gloppy. probably full of that stinkin' guar gum and carrageenan! yuk.

                i like the buttermilk ranch dry mix: -- some add some crushed saltines to this for thickening power (then you can omit the seasoned salt).

                and carrabbas' dipping spice mix.

                val, thanks for the heads up on the harvest grain and nut pancakes -- my favorite!
                now if there was a clone for their butter pecan syrup! mmmmm.

              2. re: HillJ

                That's the KFC Coleslaw recipe I use. But I add 1 Tbs of cream style horseradish to it. Adds a little zing. Also, usually I have plain yogurt on hand and use that instead of buttermilk.

                1. re: Antilope

                  The horseradish is a great add in, thanks for sharing it!

              3. re: Val

                Here's the link...I make a batch on weekends and then freeze to have during the week:

                1. re: Val

                  Do you have another addy for Joyce'S Fine Cooking? This one does not work. I did a Google search, but none of the links worked.

                      1. re: Antilope

                        Thank you, Antilope.

                        Does anyone know if the Joyce'S Fine Cooking website was done away with?

                  1. re: Val

                    Do you have that IHOP Multigrain/Walnut Pacake recipe? Thanks

                    1. re: randyjl


                      Val might not see this after two years so I thought I'd help out.

                      1. re: HillJ

                        hillJ -- those are my favorite pancakes; i am pretty sure your recipe link is the same recipe as the one i posted upthread. that site you link looks fun, too.

                        1. re: alkapal

                          oh sorry alk, I didn't expand the whole shebang to help out a fellow CH last night.

                          1. re: HillJ

                            no worries. i just thought to myself, that i'd check out my old post since i loved the pancakes so much. and i wanted to be sure i didn't say the same dang thing again. LOL

                        2. re: HillJ

                          Val sees it...and thanks you...I see the link I posted in '09 is broken...argh! (^o^)

                          1. re: Val

                            hey Val, nice to see u! My pleasure.

                            1. re: Val

                              VAL SEES ALL.

                              LOL -- bet that would be good anagram material.

                      2. Applebee's Oriental salad dressing. It's mayo, dijon, honey, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar.

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                        1. re: silvergirl

                          What are the exact measurements for the Oriental Salad dressing. Thanks.

                          Also, if anyone has the recipe for the maple scones at Starbucks, I would love to have it or the house dressing at Portillo's. THanks!

                            1. re: HillJ

                              oooh, thanks hillj, i love those scones -- esp. when they first began to offer them. they had lots of glaze and weren't as dry as these days.

                              1. re: alkapal

                                oh I agree the quality has changed! I make a glaze with heavy cream, maple syrup, rum until reduced and thick creamy.

                                1. re: alkapal

                                  Unfortunately, some of the quality change in their baked goods is the result of them choosing to emphasize lack of trans fats. So no more butter in the baked goods, as it has just a smidge of natural trans fats. All the more reason to make them at home!

                                  1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                                    caitlin, geesh, they eliminated *butter* because of some *smidge* of "natural trans fats"?
                                    i don't even know what "natural" trans fats are. <edit, from wiki: There is another class of trans fats, vaccenic acid, which occurs naturally in trace amounts in meat and dairy products from ruminants."> oh, pleeeeeease, starbucks! give us a break!!! that's what "political food correctness" will get you: crummy quality!

                                    what do they use, canola oil?

                                    no butter? no wonder the scones stink now!

                                    1. re: alkapal

                                      alkapal, I found the articles where I originally learned about this. According to one of them, the answers for some of the goods are margarine and palm oil. Recommendation: Do NOT buy "croissants" from Starbucks - no butter!



                                      1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                                        caitlin, thanks! it is freakin' hi-lar-i-ous if they removed butter to put in margarine or palm oil. LOLOL!

                                        wow, from the second article i take this away: government regulators plus do-good-nanny companies who put "appearances" before food quality are a very dangerous combo for good eats.

                                        1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                                          Thanks for sharing. Funny that they think nobody will notice a change in the quality of the croissants...

                                2. re: lilmomma


                                  House dressing at Portillo's.

                         is a king at copycat recipes

                                  1. re: HillJ

                                    There are a lot of copycat recipes out there, but which one's are worth trying? That's where this thread can be a lot of help.

                                    1. re: Antilope

                                      Absolutely and then the 'net' is useful for tracking the actual recipes down.

                                      1. re: Antilope

                                        I agree which is why I asked bec i did make a copycat maple scone recipe and it was horrible. Can somebody make this recipe and report back? If not, I will probably make it this weekend and let you know.

                                        1. re: lilmomma

                                          I've made this recipe many times. With the exception of sub'ing my own glaze, the scone recipe is very nice. Scone tip: make sure all of your ingredients are cold.

                                      2. re: HillJ

                                        Just added to my favorites, thanks Hill.

                                        1. re: mcel215

                                          My pleasure mcel2., happy to share the recipe.

                                        2. re: lilmomma

                                          I'm pretty sure this is it - I just do it by taste now:

                                          3 tablespoons honey
                                          1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
                                          1/4 cup mayonnaise
                                          1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
                                          1/8 teaspoon sesame oil

                                            1. re: silvergirl

                                              I like Islands China Coast dressing better than applebee's. Here are both for comparison.

                                              Applebees oriental salad dressing.

                                              3tbls honey
                                              1.5 tbls rice wine vinegar
                                              1/4c mayo
                                              1tsp grey poupon
                                              1/8 tsp seseame oil

                                              3 cups chopped romaine
                                              1 cup. chopped red cabbage
                                              1 c. chopped napa cabbage
                                              1/2 carrot shredded
                                              1 green onion chopped
                                              1tbls almonds
                                              chow mein noodles

                                              Islands China Coast dressing
                                              1/2 c. mayo
                                              5tbls rice wine vinegar
                                              2tbls sugar
                                              2tbls sesame oil
                                              1tbls soy sauce
                                              1tsp garlic powder

                                              1. re: Antilope

                                                oh YEAAAAHHHHHH! those were my faves until they started scrimpin' on the glaze. ;-((.

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