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