Cole slaw recipe needed

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by IonaFarm, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. IonaFarm

    IonaFarm In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2010
    My mother used to make a cole slaw that you cooked the vinegar and sugar. There was also some type of spices used. The mixture was poured over the cut up cabbage and allowed to sit in the refrigerator to get cold. It had a great sweet sour taste and the cabbage stayed crunchy. Unfortunately I have never found her written copy of this recipe. Does anyone make this?

  2. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    How about something like this, I have never made it though!


    Hands-on time: 20 minutes
    Time to table: 90 minutes if needed but improves by resting 24 hours
    Makes 8 cups

    1 small to medium head green cabbage, outer leaves removed, sliced in half through the core

    1 1/2 tablespoons butter
    1 1/2 tablespoons flour (be sure to fluff with a fork before measuring)
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 teaspoon dry mustard
    Pinch ++ cayenne (a pinch yielded little flavor)
    2 egg yolks
    3/4 cup milk (I used skim)
    1/4 cup cider vinegar (I accidentally grabbed the white vinegar, it was no problem)
    Generous salt
    1 teaspoon celery seed (or more to taste)

    [Optional: soak the cabbage halves in cold water in the frig for an hour.] Chop the cabbage into fine pieces.

    In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over MEDIUM. Stir in the flour, sugar, mustard and cayenne, stirring quickly to combine after each addition. Whisk together the yolks and milk in a small bowl, add the vinegar. (It will appear to curdle.) A tablespoon at a time, stir into the flour mixture, fully incorporating each new addition before adding more. Stir until the mixture thickens slightly and when drawing a finger across the back of a spoon, the finger's path remains clear. Season with salt and celery seed. Stir in the chopped cabbage. Taste and adjust seasonings to taste. Refrigerate til ready to serve.

    Per Serving: 39 Cal (38% from Fat, 15% from Protein, 47% from Carb); 2 g Protein; 2 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 5 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; NetCarb 4 points; 43 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 16 mg Sodium; 29 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 1/2 point
  3. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Ok, I found a few recipes on my favorite site (, that have the method you mentioned: Warming vineger and sugar in a sauce pan, no mayo. All have different seasonings, so you may have to play around to find the right combo of seasons.

    1) Tangy Coleslaw

    6 cups shredded cabbage
    2 medium carrots, shredded
    4 celery ribs,
    chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
    1/2 cup finely chopped onion
    1/2 cup cider vinegar
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1/4 teaspoon paprika

    In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, carrots, celery, green pepper and onion. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, pepper and paprika; shake well. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving

    2) German Coleslaw

    1 medium head cabbage, finely shredded
    3 green onions, sliced
    3/4 cup sugar
    3/4 cup vinegar
    1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    3/4 cup vegetable oil

    In a large bowl, combine cabbage and onions. In a saucepan, mix sugar, vinegar, celery seed and salt; bring to a boil. Add oil; return to boiling and cook until sugar dissolves. Pour over cabbage; toss gently. Chill.

    3) Amish Coleslaw

    1 medium head cabbage, cored and shredded
    1 medium onion, finely chopped
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup vinegar
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon celery seed
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 teaspoon prepared mustard
    3/4 cup vegetable oil

    In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, onion, and 1 cup sugar. In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, salt, celery seed, 1 teaspoon sugar, mustard and oil. Bring to a boil, and cook for 3 minutes. Cool completely, then pour over cabbage mixture, and toss to coat. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.

    I hope these help! [​IMG]
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Interesting! It would be great to have a recipe like this on hand for the times my boys eat all the mayo and don't tell me [​IMG]
  5. 2xchickenfarm

    2xchickenfarm In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2010
    Bath PA
    Here is a good recipe for Cole Slaw. Everyone I made this for loves it. Told it taste a bit like KFC's cole slaw.

    Coleslaw Recipe

    Prep time 30 mins

    Serves 24

    4-1/2 teaspoons tarragon vinegar
    6-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    2/3 cup chopped onion
    2-1/2 cups Miracle Whip
    1 cup sugar
    2 carrots
    2 heads of cabbage

    1. Mix oil, onions and sugar.
    2. Add tarragon vinegar
    3. Fold in Miracle Whip
    4. Pour over grated carrots and cabbage
    5. Fold in well
    6. Refrigerate in an air-tight covered dish.
    7. Best if made the night before serving.
    8. The tarragon is the secret seasoning.
  6. tinychicken

    tinychicken In the Brooder

    Jan 15, 2007
    From a former coworker:


    1 head cabbage sliced thin
    1 cup sugar, sprinkled over

    1 cup vinegar
    1 cup vegetable oil
    1 t. dry mustard (mustard seed)
    1 t. celery seed
    1/2 t. sugar
    1/2 t. salt

    Pour over and mix well. Will keep in refrigerator for 2 weeks.

    Not sure about the dry mustard part. I think mustard seed would be kind of big and crunchy for this but it may work.

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