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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Best Coleslaw You Will Ever Eat

No idle threat. This stuff is crazy good. Now having said that, call me crazy but I have always loved the Colonel's, KFC's coleslaw. But this is way better and it is good either as a side salad for lunch or dinner or a picnic AND it is awesome on a pulled pork sandwich.

I confess, the recipe is not mine. I found it some years ago as part of a pulled pork recipe I have since tossed out. But this slaw was a keeper! It's easy and quick to make, too!

Southern-Style Coleslaw with Buttermilk Dressing

¾ cup mayonnaise

¼ cup Dijon mustard

¼ cup packed brown sugar

3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 Tablespoons buttermilk

4 teaspoons celery seeds

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

1/8 teaspoon cayenne

3 cups shredded green cabbage (about ½ head)

3 cups shredded red cabbage (about ½ head)

1 green bell pepper, finely diced

1 large carrot, peeled and shredded

½ cup grated yellow onion

¼ cup minced parsley

In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, vinegar, buttermilk, celery seeds, salt, pepper, cayenne, and whisk well to dissolve the sugar.

In a bowl, combine ingredients. Toss with the dressing until evenly coated. Adjust seasoning to taste. Place in the refrigerator, covered, to chill slightly before serving.

Serve as a side salad or top pulled pork sandwiches with this incredible slaw.

Yields: 8 Servings

A New Look

A of this posting my blog has a new look. I am not sure of it yet. That is, whether I like it or not, but I am willing to see if it grows on me. or not. So, don't be surprised if there are further adjustments in the near future. But for now, ta-dah! What do you think? Send me comments or suggestions and I'll do some more thinking and tweaking.