Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Old-Fashioned Freezer Slaw

Are you looking for an old-fashioned, homestyle cole slaw recipe for your Labor Day picnic or cookout? Then give this venerable old recipe a try, from Greg's grandmom's recipe files. Make it the day before you plan to serve it, for tastiest results. And it can keep in the freezer in an airtight container for several weeks!

1 medium head of cabbage, grated
1 tsp salt
1 carrot, grated
1 green bell pepper, grated
1 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 cups granulated sugar
1 Tbs celery seed
1 Tbs mustard seed

Place the grated cabbage in a large bowl, sprinkle with salt and mix well to combine. Let stand for 1 hour. Squeeze out as much "juice" or liquid from the cabbage to get it as dry as possible. Combine the grated carrot and pepper with the squeezed cabbage, and set aside.

Make the dressing: Combine the sugar, vinegar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Tie the celery seed and mustard seed into a small cheesecloth bag and drop into the vinegar solution. Boil 1 minute, then remove saucepan from heat and let stand until lukewarm. Remove the cheesecloth bag and then pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture. Stir to combine, then place in an airtight container and refrigerate until cool (overnight is best, to let the flavors meld). You can store this slaw in the freezer for 2 to 3 months.

Zestfully yours,
Carolina Sauce Company

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