This recipe makes approximately 6 to 8 servings, and you can double it if you're feeding a crowd. It also keeps several days in the refrigerator. For ease and speed of preparation, I chop the cabbage, carrot and apple in my food processor, but you can certainly chop or grate by by hand, especially if you prefer a coarser texture.
1 large carrot (6 to 8 oz), peeled
1 large Granny Smith apple (about 8 oz), quartered and cored
1 cup mayonnaise (regular or light)
4 Tbs cider vinegar
1 Tbs sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp (or to taste) Scorned Woman Hot Sauce or other vinegar-pepper hot sauce*
1/4 tsp (or to taste) ground black pepper
*If you prefer a milder hot sauce, I recommend Texas Pete or the original Tabasco Sauce. For hotter flavor, use an honest habanero sauce like Marie Sharp's Habanero Sauce. Other good choices are Louisiana cayenne pepper sauces. Stick with something simple and straightforward.
|Scorned Woman Hot Sauce|
If working by hand, use a sharp knife or box grater to chop or grate the carrot, apple and cabbage into a large bowl.
Add remaining ingredients to the bowl and stir until thoroughly combined. Taste for balance and adjust seasonings if desired. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to allow flavors to develop. Stir well before serving with pulled pork, fried fish, burgers, sandwiches, grilled food or any other way you like.