Friday, June 8, 2012

Easy Creamy Coleslaw

"Plain cookery cannot be trusted to plain cooks."

-Countess Morphy

I love coleslaw. Many restaurants dismiss it and that makes me sad. A meal like fish and chips requires it. While most restaurants do serve it that way (as they should) the coleslaw remains an afterthought. Dry and tasteless, it hardly resembles food. On the other hand, I've eaten at places that celebrate it! Some make it Asian, some add apples or pears. I'll take it. Creativity and flair, great! Freshness, yes please! Just don't give me crappy coleslaw.

Make the dressing

Another meal that I feel longs for coleslaw is a pulled pork sandwich. This is something I make often. (It's one of my husband's favorite meals.) So making coleslaw is something I do pretty often.

add the coleslaw

For a pulled pork sandwich we prefer our coleslaw pretty traditional. Creamy and delicious, this coleslaw is just perfect. It's pretty basic, but so much better than store bought. In fact if you usually purchase coleslaw I think you will be amazed by the yumminess of this version.

Give it a toss

It's so simple too. I mean really fast to make. Add the dressing ingredients to a bowl and stir, throw in a bag of coleslaw mix from the store (of course you can shred your own cabbage and carrots) give it a toss and your done! That's it! It takes about 5 minutes tops. And the dressing ingredients you probably already have on hand.

My coleslaw is sharing a plate with my Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Easy Creamy Coleslaw

This takes only a few minutes to make, but it needs about a half hour to sit in the fridge before eating, so plan accordingly. I like my coleslaw pretty plain. In fact I usually don't use the optional onion and garlic powder. Make it to your taste, if you feel it needs more flavor, go for the spices.


1 (16 ounce) (454 g.) bag coleslaw mix
2/3 cup (158 ml.) mayonnaise
1/4 cup (44 g.) sugar
tablespoons milk or cream
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
freshly ground pepper to taste

1/2 tsp dried onion - optional
1/2 tsp dried garlic powder - optional


Add everything except the coleslaw mix to a large bowl and whisk together. Add the bag of coleslaw mix and toss well. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld. As it sits it will also get creamier. At first toss you may think it's not wet enough but upon sitting it gets creamier and more moist.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Copied this and will definitely make some. Love me some coleslaw. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Erica (Irene) said...

Love coleslaw...and this recipe looks delish. I'm a follower now, interesting blog. :-)

Miz Helen said...

I just love your Coleslaw, a perfect summertime recipe. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

The Alchemist said...

Erica (Irene)- Thank you so much!

Marty- I think you will like it!

Miz Helen- Thank you so much and I will be back soon!

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