Coleslaw

by Amy
Shredded cabbage and carrots with a perfectly tangy, sweet, and creamy homemade dressing. Start in the morning for best results.
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There is a bar for perfect coleslaw, as far as I am concerned, and it is very, very high. It’s been about 10 years since I last ate at KFC in the US, but their coleslaw was on the ball. I haven’t had coleslaw that really hit that craving since, and I missed it. I’ve tried so many times over the years to get that tangy, sweet, creamy crunch just right and never even came close. After recently doing some deep diving into what flavours I was looking for, and stumbling on TIME and PATIENCE being what was needed to really pull it together, the recipe worked itself out after a few revisions.

We love this coleslaw as a side, but holy smokes, does it take my Pulled Pork recipe to another level, when made into BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches and added as a topping. It’s a perfect creamy crunchy compliment to the bbq flavour and tender meat.

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Coleslaw

Owl Creek Farm owlcreek.ca
Shredded cabbage and carrots with a perfectly tangy, sweet, and creamy homemade dressing. Start in the morning for best results.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Resting Time 16 hrs
Total Time 16 hrs 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 122 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 3-4 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp dried onion flakes
  • ½ cabbage medium, shredded or chopped fine
  • 2 carrots medium, shredded fine

Instructions
 

The day before

  • Combine the dressing ingredients and whisk well. Cover and refridgerate for at least 12 hours, or up to 3 days.
  • Do yourself a favour and don't taste test at this point... it will not taste anything like the finished results tomorrow!

4 hours before meal time

  • Chop or shred (using a food processor with blade, for quick results) the cabbage, and shred the carrots.
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  • Combine the cabbage and carrots in a large mixing bowl, and pour on the dressing.
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  • Mix very well to fully incorporate the dressing into the cabbage mix, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 4 hours to let all the flavours fully combine.
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  • Mix before serving. Use within 1 day.
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Notes

Once the dressing is mixed with the cabbage, it'll start to go watery. After 12 hours, it'll still taste good, but lose the creaminess.

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 298mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1749IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cabbage, carrots, coleslaw, dressing, salad
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