Monday, June 16, 2014

Creamy Cole Slaw

There's a restaurant in my hometown where they serve slaw on top of the BBQ sandwiches.  Actually, the favorite BBQ joints in my hometown and those of my parents are all the same.  Slaw on the pulled pork.  I wouldn't have it any other way.  And my husband, bless his heart, doesn't think I'm crazy and loves the extra crunch and tang it brings to the spicy BBQ.  So, when I made a mess of 'cue a few weeks ago, you can imagine that my husband wanted some cole slaw.  Cole slaw that we didn't have.  So we did a little research, put our heads together, and came up with this concoction based mostly on our own tastes.  Whether you put it on your sandwich or just on the side, let me know what you think!!

1 head green cabbage, finely shredded
2 large carrots, finely shredded
3/4 cup best-quality mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons grated Spanish onion
2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons celery seed
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Combine the shredded cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, onion, sugar, vinegar, mustard, celery seed, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl, and then add to the cabbage mixture. Mix well to combine and taste for seasoning; adjust as desired.

Serves 8.

Recipe adapted from someone's grandmother's 100 year-old recipe!!


  1. I love cole slaw and this one looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  2. Hi Kate,
    Your Creamy Cole Slaw looks awesome! Your place at our table is very special and thanks so much for sharing your wonderful food with all of us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Say G'day Saturday linky party. I've just pinned this and shared on G+.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz