Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Amish Cole Slaw

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Found this recipe in a Amish Cookbook from St. Joseph County, Michigan.  Here in the county,we have a very large Amish population, and this is my favorite cole slaw recipe.  It is vinegar based, and will last a long time in the refrigerator.
The Old Guy

Cole Slaw

1 medium size head cabbage-shredded*

1-tablespoon salt

1 medium onion-finely diced

1 green pepper-finely diced

1-cup celery-finely diced

1 cup carrots-shredded*

1-teaspoon celery seed

1-teaspoon whole mustard seed

1 ½ cups white sugar

¾ cup white vinegar

½ cup vegetable oil

*You may use a package of ready-to-use coleslaw mix instead of shredding the cabbage and carrots yourself.

Place cabbage and carrots in a 9 x 13 inch cake pan. Sprinkle with salt. Do not stir for 1 hour. Stir cabbage and salt and then add onion, green pepper, celery seed, mustard seed and celery. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, boil together sugar, vinegar and oil stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour over cabbage mixture while still boiling hot. Do not stir until cool. Cover and refrigerate. Best served cold.

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