This week we have a wonderful holiday on Friday! I’m putting some extra recipes up just in case you need some new ideas for good food. Enjoy the extra posts.
When we got married, my husband told me he did not like coleslaw. I took him at his word until we had some at KFC and he scarfed down the entire bowl! As it turned out, he generally did not care for coleslaw but he liked the kind that KFC made. Can I just say that marriage is an adventure of learning and discovery that can leave a young woman feeling somewhat down the rabbit hole from time to time. My extended family always thought my coleslaw was excellent so I set about to figure out what it was Jonathan liked about KFC coleslaw.
After testing a few recipes on him I arrived at the secret. Sugar. He wanted a sweet slaw that balanced nicely with vinegar and was unsullied by his archenemy, Raw Onion. It should also limit the offending vegetable, Carrot, to a moderate amount. My final version is one that most people enjoy. It is not pretentious or fancy in any way. Now Jonathan will ask to have coleslaw with dinner, whereupon he will eventually remove the serving bowl from the table swearing he could eat the entire batch if we don’t put it away. Wife 1. KFC 0. Not that I was keeping score or anything…
I think the easiest way to do coleslaw quickly is in a food processor. Texture is everything and I think coleslaw should have a fine, light and airy texture in your mouth. I have an 11 cup Cuisinart that I have been hauling around with me for almost 10 years now. I have worn the plastic off one button and Jon had to glue part of the handle back together this year. I use it all the time so I’m impressed it’s still going. This is my go to for shredding and slicing many veggies and big blocks of cheese. Click here to see on Amazon. I don’t know how it stacks up to other machines or what the best price on it is because I have not shopped for one in forever. If you do buy one, make sure it comes with a grating and slicing attachment – they are the most useful part!
Fourth of July is less than a week away. This is the perfect recipe to have come Friday. Happy 4th!
Another great summer side dish you might enjoy is this popular recipe for Hoisin Glazed Zucchini.
Best Coleslaw Ever (According to me…)
- 8 cups shredded cabbage and carrots three carrots and 1/2 of a large cabbage
- 1/2 cup sour cream reduced fat OK, fat free not OK
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise reduced fat OK, fat free not OK
- 2 Tablespoons vinegar
- 4 Tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Combine vegetables in large bowl.
Combine remaining ingredients in small bowl; pour over vegetables and mix well.
Cover and chill for 30-45 minutes.
Using reduced fat sour cream and mayo makes the recipe much less caloric without sacrificing flavor.
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