Thursday, July 8, 2010

Homemade Cole Slaw

As a side for the smoked chicken, my husband wanted to make some cole slaw.  I convinced him to make the dressing himself and not buy something ready made.  We were all very grateful.

Old-Fashioned Cole Slaw

1 head of cabbage, shredded finely
1 bunch of green onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1 tsp salt
2 tsp dry mustard
4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cayenne, optional
4 Tbsp flour
2 eggs
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup white vinegar

Finely shred cabbage.  We used our Oneida Polished Black Mandolin Interchangable Slicer, which is a very useful kitchen tool.

Add chopped green onions and carrots.

Into a double boiler or heavy-bottomed saucepan, add salt, dry mustard, sugar, cayenne, and flour.

Start heating and slowly stir in eggs, cream, and vinegar.

Stir and cook over boiling water or over low heat until slightly thick.

Let the dressing cool and then drizzle over vegetable mixture, stirring well.

Keep covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  My husband prefers the slaw after a few hours, so it is an easy side dish to make well before your guests arrive.  Please believe me when I say it is worth the trouble to make the dressing yourself and not just open a jar and pour.

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