Sunday, July 25, 2010

Creamy Homemade Cole Slaw -- and an invitation to my Facebook Fan Page


Well, hello again!  I'm preparing to shut down from a relaxing weekend and I wanted to post the cole slaw recipe that I made last weekend, that went very well with our  Pulled Pork sandwiches

This cole slaw is one of my husband's favorite dishes that I make for him.   As a little girl, I used to love the cole slaw that was served at Kentucky Fried Chicken-- we're talking decades ago, when KFC served those wonderful buns (and not the biscuits they serve today).

At last, I can make a version that's as good-- actually better-- thanks to "Kittencal" at Recipezaar.com.  Like many comfort foods, this is not low-fat.  This slaw is mayonnaise based, has buttermilk, sugar, and some seasonings that are right on the money!     Sometimes, you just have to enjoy these things, in moderation. I ate one serving of this, and my boys polished off the entire bowl.  We begin with REAL mayonnaise.  You need some half & half (yep, that's right). Start whisking....

Now, we add fresh lemon.  Whisk some more.  You need buttermilk...

I love buttermilk for baking or most any kind of recipe....it's so rich and silky...
 Now we add fresh lemon juice and white wine vinegar -- whisk it together. 

(why I photographed apple cider vinegar, I don't know... I used it for the BBQ sauce)...  and now to add sugar.  I cut back on the sugar, because I'll be tasting it so that it doesn't turn out too sweet. Start slow, and you can always add more.


..one teaspoon kosher salt, and some fresh cracked pepper

I've got some sliced green onion and celery seeds...

 Now, we add a little garlic powder.  Let's talk about the slaw-- this time, I used packaged slaw.  It was on sale and this is a great shortcut.  So, now I add the green onion and celery seeds (I used 1 teaspoon, because I think they can be a little too much in the flavor department).   This dressing is really good.


Sometimes I make it in a jar, so my husband can make small portions of slaw throughout his work week.


Add the dressing a little at a time, so you don't have soggy/soupy slaw!

  It's best to make this a few hours before, so the flavors will develop.




TASTING NOTES:  This dressing has a perfect balance of lemon citrus, a little sugar sweet, some tart from the vinegar and a richness from the buttermilk.  It's a little naughty in the calorie department, but it's a nice treat.  It's way better than any cole slaw I've bought at a deli, or been served in most restaurants.
A printable recipe is at the bottom of this post

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Creamy Homemade Coleslaw

        <p>I found this recipe on Recipezaar, by Kittencal.  I&#8217;ve made a few minor tweaks (adjusted the sugar and celery seeds) but the recipe remains the best mayonnaise-based cole slaw I&#8217;ve made for my family.  You don&#8217;t have to make it the ...    

        See Creamy Homemade Coleslaw on Key Ingredient.    

   


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12 comments:

bellini valli said...

I am certainly glad to hear that your son is well. Thanks for sharing the buttermilk dressing for this coleslaw. Perfect for summer.

Susan said...

You know, I need to try this recipe. It has a few top calorie items, but for a once in a while salad, it is worth it. Good luck with the new job. I admire you being able to do the split shift. Hang in there. We look forward to hearing from you on the weekends.

Kayeorama said...

I'm trying this tonight. We had a KFC that was close to where we live and we always went through the drive-thru and picked up their slaw when we wanted to serve it or take it to someone's picnic. Alas, like all the KFC's in our vicinity, they closed their doors a few months ago. I bought some slaw mix at our produce place an hour ago and stumbled across your recipe for dressing. Thanks so much.

Joanne said...

What a scare! I'm glad to hear your son is feeling better!

The dressing for this coleslaw sounds quite tasty..I'm going to have to try this out on the parents.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Hi Debby, So glad you son is better now. Happy belated birthday girlfriend!

Cheryl said...

I am glad your son is OK< I am a Type II, so I understand your concern.

I found this recipe on some Restaurant Reproduction website and have been using it ever since. My husband will eat nothing else!

Jen_from_NJ said...

I am so glad to hear that your son is doing well. I am sorry that you had such a scare. Happy belated birthday and thank you for sharing your delicious cole slaw recipe!

Indie.Tea said...

It sounds very good. I use aioli ('cause I dont like the vinegar in store-bought mayo personally) so I can't wait to try your recipe with the aioli!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Hope your son is doing well. I love old fashioned cole slaw, and agree that it's even better if if marinates for a while!

Kim said...

I'm so happy to hear that your son is doing well now. And, I really hope you had an absolutely wonderful birthday:)

I've actually tried Kittencal's recipe for coleslaw before and it is delicious. I love the flavor from the celery seeds.

A facebook page sounds like a great idea!

Muneeba said...

Debby, how's your son doing?? Glad he's out of the ER ... it's a scary place.
YES, I'm finally back in the blogging scene, and happy to be catching up with u!
The coleslaw looks scrummylicious .. I have half a cabbage left over, so I know what I'm doing with it!

Debbie said...

This looks SO delightful! We LOVE creamy coleslaw and this makes my mouth water!