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Fiona's Murphy Slaw

Salad:
1 head green cabbage, fine shredded
1/2 head red cabbage, fine shredded
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1 large carrot, fine shredded
2 Fuji Apples, julienned
2 Asian Pears, julienned
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pecan pieces

Dressing:
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 tsp salt
1 tsp celery seed
1 cup cider vinegar

OOPS! 1/4 cup Spicy brown Mustard

Whisk all in bowl and pour over salad...but I messed up...I grabbed the squeeze bottle of Spicy Brown Mustard instead of the Mayo and got about a quarter cup in there before I realized my mistake.

It's delish!
 

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The dressing was giving me fits. Usually, for a joke, I'll add tuna to something it doesn't belong in...like Shrek's birthday cake one year (just on one corner, not the whole cake!).
 

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Wow, Princess. That was fast, and it sounds really, really good. If your Harry Potter test is anything like this, I'm doomed. ROFL
 

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So are we!! Thanks! We aren't big on mustard so I will probably cut back on it. Just enough for a taste.
I took this to another level--I used 1 kohlrabi in addition to the apple, used key lime juice, and poppy seeds (no pears--yuck), dried cherries, and walnuts. I also used equal parts mayo and "yogurt" cheese (could have been Greek yogurt). It's chilling for tonight--I have some homemade sausages thawing. It has been really humid here lately (I'm on my 4th change of clothes for today and have been running through the sprinkler--first time when I got back at 6:30 from walking the dogs, again at 8:30 after using the push mower to mow alongside the driveway--about to go through the sprinkler again
), so I don't want to cook--but will grill the sausages.
 
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Okay, today I made this:

1/2 head purple cabbage
1 head Napa cabbage
1 small head green cabbage
2 carrots
2 apples
1 cucumber
1/2 knob ginger
3 shallots
dried cherries
roasted walnuts
cider vinegar
EVOO
light sesame seed oil
soy sauce
key lime juice
No mayo--this is an oil and vinegar slaw
Yes, S&P to taste
Everything is to taste--depends on how much cabbage you have. I didn't weigh the cabbage, or the apple, cucumber, carrot, shallot. I have to stop eating it...

Where does the "Murphy" come from? The inspiration lets me play with this. Yum.
 

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Okay, today I made this:

1/2 head purple cabbage
1 head Napa cabbage
1 small head green cabbage
2 carrots
2 apples
1 cucumber
1/2 knob ginger
3 shallots
dried cherries
roasted walnuts
cider vinegar
EVOO
light sesame seed oil
soy sauce
key lime juice
No mayo--this is an oil and vinegar slaw
Yes, S&P to taste
Everything is to taste--depends on how much cabbage you have. I didn't weigh the cabbage, or the apple, cucumber, carrot, shallot. I have to stop eating it...

Where does the "Murphy" come from? The inspiration lets me play with this. Yum.

Looks good, I'll be trying this combo...love slaw.

Murphy's Law...Murphy Slaw...
 

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Both of these recipes look scrumptious. I'm also a cole slaw/cabbage lover. I love the sweet/tart flavor of the added fruit. On the first recipe it calls for a tsp of celery seed. That seems like a lot. Perhaps it is just me who finds the taste of celery seed objectionable.

I also like my cabbage very finely chopped (ala Chick-Fil-A) style. Is there an easier and less messy way to achieve that texture I prefer? I usually cross-chop the cabbage which scatters cabbage bits all over the kitchen. Must be a better way without buying some sort of fancy-wancy kitchen appliance.
 

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That sounds delicious, princess. I love the idea of the addition of dried cranberries and walnuts. :yum:
 

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Both of these recipes look scrumptious. I'm also a cole slaw/cabbage lover. I love the sweet/tart flavor of the added fruit. On the first recipe it calls for a tsp of celery seed. That seems like a lot. Perhaps it is just me who finds the taste of celery seed objectionable.

I also like my cabbage very finely chopped (ala Chick-Fil-A) style. Is there an easier and less messy way to achieve that texture I prefer? I usually cross-chop the cabbage which scatters cabbage bits all over the kitchen. Must be a better way without buying some sort of fancy-wancy kitchen appliance.

As with all my recipes, feel free to reduce, increase or omit any ingredient. I just report what I used.

A box grater could give you the right chop or even a food processor. Since I have never been to a Chik-Fil-A I am unaware of how fine their cabbage is. Shrek pulverizes his once I am done making most food, so texture is a personal thing, too.
 

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That sounds delicious, princess. I love the idea of the addition of dried cranberries and walnuts. :yum:

I hope you try it, it is really good. Since I have such a craving for raw cabbage lately, I've been trying different things.
 

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Both of these recipes look scrumptious. I'm also a cole slaw/cabbage lover. I love the sweet/tart flavor of the added fruit. On the first recipe it calls for a tsp of celery seed. That seems like a lot. Perhaps it is just me who finds the taste of celery seed objectionable.

I also like my cabbage very finely chopped (ala Chick-Fil-A) style. Is there an easier and less messy way to achieve that texture I prefer? I usually cross-chop the cabbage which scatters cabbage bits all over the kitchen. Must be a better way without buying some sort of fancy-wancy kitchen appliance.

I have the grating attachment for my FP. I send small quarters of the cabbage through the chute, then change blades to the cutting blade. I pulse it for just a couple of times, as you don't want to make mush. So much quicker and cleaner. :angel:
 

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Looks good, I'll be trying this combo...love slaw.

Murphy's Law...Murphy Slaw...
Ahh--that makes sense. I liked the dash of sesame seed oil since I was kinda going Asian. Forgot to mention that I added chopped fresh Thai basil right before serving.

For those who don't like celery seed, I sometimes use poppy seed in my slaw.
 

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Ahh--that makes sense. I liked the dash of sesame seed oil since I was kinda going Asian. Forgot to mention that I added chopped fresh Thai basil right before serving.

For those who don't like celery seed, I sometimes use poppy seed in my slaw.

I was challenged at the time to create a recipe that would be under Murphy's Law...I got the recipe and a pun out of it...doubly good.
 
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