My Dad’s Favorite Cole Slaw
I’m looking through some old recipe files I’ve been saving for years when I came across this yellowed crumpled up piece of notebook paper that has my dad’s recipe for homemade cole slaw. I’ve been looking for this recipe for years, but couldn’t remember where I stuck it.
I can vividly remember that hot summer day at the Jersey shore when I bugged him to let me jot down his ingredients to my favorite cole slaw. He liked to serve it with barbecued chicken (usually a little too crispy), fresh Jersey corn , sliced Jersey beef steak tomatoes (with salt & pepper & mayo, of course), and his homemade potato salad… second only to my wifes’ recipe
Hope you enjoy them….RG
1/2 head of cabbage, sliced thin
4 tablespoons white vinegar
4 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 scallions, chopped
1 carrot, shredded
garlic powder, to taste
1/2 teaspoon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
dash of Worcestershire sauce pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons sugar
juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup raisins
mayonnaise, just enough
How To Prepare At Home
Mix all the ingredients except for the mayonnaise. Let stand for at least 1/2 hour before adding the mayonnaise.
How much you add depends on your personal taste.
Some folks, like my dad, like to add lots of mayonnaise. My take on it is you don't want it too dry, but at the same time, too much and all you taste is mayonnaise.
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