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Mitford coleslaw

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I mentioned a while back that my friend Kathy got me the Mitford cookbook for my birthday. The first recipe I have tried from it was called Ray's Coleslaw. We all agreed that it was delicious. I have heard of other recipes for slaw that ask you to salt the cabbage and then drain it, but this was the first time I had tried this technique. I did think that it was a little salty, so I have cut down on the salt a little in the following recipe.

Ray's Coleslaw (From Mitford Cookbook)
8-10 cups coarsely grated cabbage
2 tsps. salt (this is less than the original recipe)
5 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbsps. cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
dash freshly ground black pepper

Toss the cabbage with the salt in a colander set in a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set a plate on top. Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the water to drain from the cabbage. Mix together the cabbage and green onions in a large bowl. In another bowl combine sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, and pepper. Add the dressing to the cabbage and onions. Mix well and refrigerate until well chilled.

This is the blade I used to cut the cabbage in the food processor:

picture of Slaw Blade

picture of Cut Cabbage

This is how I drained the cabbage in the colandar in the fridge:

picture of DrainCabbage

The following pictures have nothing to do with cole slaw, but I think they are awfully cute:

picture of Happy Ryan 7-24-11

picture of Ryan 7-24-11


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3 Comments on “Mitford coleslaw”

  1. #1 Rob
    on Jul 31st, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I would contend that those last two pictures do have something to do with cabbage. The French have a term of endearment — mon petit chou = my little cabbage. It’s similar to our calling someone “punkin” (pumpkin). Just sayin. 🙂

    BTW, this coleslaw is wonderful!

  2. #2 Bet
    on Jul 31st, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I will have to try that coleslaw recipe–I’ve never really made any that I love. This sounds tasty!

  3. #3 Carrie
    on Aug 1st, 2011 at 1:25 am

    The baby is adorable.

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