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Old 02-20-2009, 03:26 PM   #1
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What makes your cole slaw the best?

Like usual, I have a basic recipe but I would love to hear your tips as to how to make it unique or give it that special "zing".

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Old 02-20-2009, 03:53 PM   #2
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I like to use Zatarain's Creole Mustard to add a little zip sometimes...If you can't find this product --- then try any of the brown spicy mustards

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Old 02-20-2009, 05:38 PM   #3
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This is mine;
1 c mayo.
1/3 c sugar
1/4 c vinegar
celery seed
salt and pepper
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:46 PM   #4
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Horseradish and lemon juice adds some zing. Seems best after 2 - 3 days refrigerated marination.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:04 PM   #5
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celery seeds give mine a good zip. And a squeeze of lemon juice.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:45 PM   #6
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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 02-21-2009, 07:18 AM   #7
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This is my version ........
2 c mayonnaise
1/3 c sugar
4 Tbl white vinegar
4 Tbl prepared horseradish
1/2 tsp celery seed

Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
Use 1 cup of dressing for each 8 ounces of shredded cabbage, about
1/2 a small head or 2 cups.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:07 AM   #8
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since you asked, it's this dressing:

Sweet and Sour Celery Seed Dressing

makes approximately 2 cups of dressing

2 egg yolks at room temperature
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 cup sunflower oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup clover honey
salt and white pepper
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Dash of hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon celery seeds

1. In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, place the egg yolks and 3 tablespoons vinegar. With the machine running, gradually drizzle the oil through the feed tube until the mixture is emulsified into a mayonnaise.
2. Add all the remaining ingredients and process until well blended. The dressing will thin out considerably. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to let flavors come together.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:05 PM   #9
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i agree - a small amount of horseradish makes a nice difference.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:12 PM   #10
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Like usual, I have a basic recipe but I would love to hear your tips as to how to make it unique or give it that special "zing".
As you say...basic ingredients, then I add some chopped pineapple & sultanas that I've soaked in warm water, oh and a chopped sweet apple, goes down well
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