By Kevin Williams
I have a bad habit of not sharing or a posting a recipe if I don't particularly like it. Well, that's not a good way to run a recipe site! I'm not a slaw fan but that doesn't mean I shouldn't post recipes for it. Besides there are some slaws I like. My mother-in-law makes a slaw that has raisins (geez I don't like raisins, I don't like slaw, but I like slaw with raisins, but sense does that make?)
So this slaw recipe comes to us from an Amish man in the community of Vanceburg, Kentucky. Would love to some day visit there and meeting this Amish gentleman who seems to know his way around the kitchen quite well! By the way, in this recipe, where it says "salad dressing" we'll assume he means "Miracle Whip" unless someone else has any other ideas. Anyway, with spring and summer slaw season approaching, thought this would be a good time to share this recipe which, actually, doesn't sound bad. For a slaw.
- 1 head cabbage, shredded
- 1 /2 cup chopped onions
- 2 medium carrots, shredded
- green peppers
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 /3 cup ranch dressing
- 1 cup salad dressing
- Mix slaw ingredients, except for the cheddar cheese, in a large bowl.
- Mix the dressing ingredients and stir into the slaw.
- Put in serving dish and top with shredded cheese.
I guess I am a purist when making or eating cole slaw but it does not sound enticing to include raisins, tomatoes, onions or cheese.
I also prefer mayonnaise to Miracle Whip and I sometimes use an oil, vinegar sweet and sour type dressing.
I must have a one track mind as I read today's column and was having the same thoughts and was going to reply when I saw I already had in 2017. My sentiments have not changed. The only "extra " I ever use is small amount of shredded carrot.
This recipe looks great, but, they have so much sugar in most things they eat. Can't eat that much sugar!
I know what you mean, Rita, most Amish recipes - even for salads - have a lot of sugar. That is why I like the taste, but I understand if health concerns make them not the best choice!