Tuesday, April 5, 2011

#26 - Contractor's Cole Slaw

Today, we made two new things - the main dish, barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, and this classic BBQ side dish, cole slaw.

Peppi and Kristen make a pretty good cole slaw, so we asked them for their recipe, and they told us it was actually from Chef Robert Irvine, Mr. Muscle Mouse himself.

Contractor's Cole Slaw

From Dinner: Impossible
Fresh cabbage, strangely colored carrots, ... looks like we got produce from Farmer Randy. We've never tried the cabbage before, but we have gotten the purple and red and yellow carrots in the past, and they're fun and tasty.
As she was peeling the carrots, Emily realized that her hands were turning red, as the purple carrots seemed to bleed a lot. As we continued making the cole slaw, we learned that those carrots not only turn fingers red, but they make cabbage pink.
We've used our food processor a lot before, but only using the standard attachment chopping things for pesto and the like. This was the first time we switched the blade to shred vegetables, and it made for a pretty, colorful bowl.
In the end, this was a great side for our barbecue sandwiches. The recipe makes a wee bit too much for a family of two, but it would be perfect side to bring to a cookout (which is where we first tasted it, remember?)
If you want to make your own cole slaw, follow these steps. Use purple carrots if you want yours to turn out pink.
  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 2 to 3 carrots
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Shred the cabbage and the carrots, and place in a large bowl.
  2. Make dressing by combining the mayonnaise, vinegar, celery seed, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Toss the dressing into the cabbage and carrot mixture, and let chill.

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