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Old 02-21-2009, 11:16 AM   #11
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My Mom always put pineapple in her slaw................I always thought it was just her little idiocyncrocy..

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Old 02-21-2009, 12:43 PM   #12
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Certainly not, you're Mum got it right, it's a great combo.

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Old 02-21-2009, 04:16 PM   #13
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My slaw is the best for its simplicity, relative healthyness, and how great it is on sandwhiches!!

Mikeys Vinegar Based Slaw (inspired by the famous Primanti Bros)

1/4 head cabbage (shredded fine). Add 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 4 tablespoons white sugar. Add salt, pepper (to taste, id say 2 teaspoons each. (optional, 1 tablespoon honey mustard, dash white wine). Let marinate for at least 5 hours, up to 2 days!

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Old 10-16-2017, 04:11 AM   #14
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I lost this recipe a long time ago and voila! Here it is!

Originally Posted by Lynan View Post
This recipe is great and the slaw keeps for ages, dressed, in the fridge. I add pumpkin and sunflower seeds to my already dressed slaw along with heaps of chopped parsley and corn kernels.

Boil together;

1 1/4 cups white vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/4 t mustard seeds
1/2 t turmeric
1 t celery seeds
1 t salt

When just boiled and sugar dissolved, remove from heat and cool. Then add 1 cup vegetable oil.

This will dress a large amount of slaw and any leftover will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:57 AM   #15
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Hi Lynan. Welcome back after being gone so very long. Hope you'll stick around, I really like many of your posts from long ago before I was here.

Thanks for this recipe..it looks good, and I'll give it a try. My favorite cole slaw is a copycat of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:25 PM   #16
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I never cared much for anyone's coleslaw, so I developed my own:

Creamy Cole Slaw


16oz bag coleslaw mix
cup olive oil Miracle Whip
2 Tbs sour cream
2 Tbs grated Spanish onion
2 Tbs agave nectar
2 Tbs white vinegar
1 Tbs dry mustard
2 tsp garlic salt
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Place the coleslaw mix in a large bowl. Whisk together the Miracle Whip, sour cream, onion, sugar, vinegar, mustard, garlic salt, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl, add it to the cabbage mixture and mix well to combine. Adjust seasoning as desired.
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:53 PM   #17
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This is my ( well, not my, it's from a wonderful book called American Classics, that a good friend gave to me). Here it is, faithfully written from that book:

1 pound red or green cabbage, shredded fine or chopped. (I prefer shredded by hand, very thin). Salt. 1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded 1/2 cup buttermilk, 2 tbsp mayonnaise, 2 tbsp sour cream, 1 small shallot, minced ( about 2 tbsp, 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley leaves, 1/2 tsp cider cider vinegar, 1/4 Dijon mustard, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/8 ground black pepper.

Toss the wshredded cabbage and salt in a colander or large mesh strainer set over a bowl, qnd let stand until the cabbage wilts, at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours. Rinse the cabbage under cold running water (or in a large bowl of ice water if serving immediately). Press, but do not squease, to drain; pat dry with paper towels. Place the wilted cabbage and the grated carrato in a large bowl.
2. Stir buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, shallot, parsley, vinegar, sugar, 1/4 tsp sqlt wnd pepper in a small bowl. Pour the buttermilk dressing over the wilted cabbage, and refrigerate until ready to serve. (Coleslaw can be covered and refriferated for up to 3 days).

This recipe is taken from the book 'The Best Recipe AMERICAN CLASSICS', published by Boston Common Press, Brookline, Massachutsetts, www.cooksillustrated.com.

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Old 10-21-2017, 04:29 AM   #18
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"Go to" for me is angel hair slaw with grated carrot and celery seed with Marzetti's original slaw dressing. It is quick and easy. I really like Emeril's Maw Maw slaw and really, really like the slaw made by my SIL's aunt Linda. I hate using "The Best" for describing anything because I may never find it!
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:41 PM   #19
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My cole slaw doesn't have a recipe. I just throw it together not measuring, just tasting. That's how my mother did it. That's how she did all her cooking. It is very similar to that one post by Sir Loin.
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:42 AM   #20
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I grew up on a very basic slaw of shredded cabbage and carrots, coated with mayo and salt and pepper...

I still prefer that simple slaw although I've, lately been trying out different dressings, depending on what the slaw goes with..

Blu cheese if I'm serving with wings, sesame or poppy seed dressing for fish or shrimp tacos, etc., etc..


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