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COLESLAW

October 30, 2010 7:17 am 1 comment
COLESLAW

COLESLAW

Coleslaw, simply called slaw in American dialects, is a type of salad made of shredded raw cabbage and sometimes includes shredded carrots. It’s a simple combination of shredded cabbage, carrot and celery mixed with home made mayonnaise. A quick and economical dish to prepare. It is often used as a quick toasted sandwich filling.

The word “coleslaw” arose in the 20th century as an Anglicization of the Dutch term “koolsla”, a shortening of “koolsalade”, which means “cabbage salad” where “kool” means cabbage and “sla” means salad. The word entered our English language from the Dutch in New York in the late 1700s. Since then it has been a featured side dish at almost every picnic or barbecue in America.

Coleslaw is usually had with fish, burgers, sandwiches or hot dogs. You can prepare Coleslaw with any type of dressing you like but shredded cabbage is the chief ingredient. Besides the cabbage, most coleslaw come with a dressing based on mayonnaise or vinegar or both, though neither of those ingredients is mandatory. Other recipes call for yogurt and/or citrus juice in lieu of mayonnaise and/or vinegar. Beyond the shredded cabbage and choice of dressing, an array of other ingredients such as almonds, apples, grated carrots, peppers, and even toasted ramen noodles can be used in coleslaw.

Preparing the Coleslaw is very simple and easy. Shred the cabbage and carrots finely and keep aside. Take a bowl adds water and bring to boil. Then add the vegetables and dip for a minute. Then squeeze of the water from the cabbage and carrot mixture. Place the vegetable in a muslin cloth and squeeze the moisture off. Put them in a bowl. Add mayonnaise and mix. Adjust seasoning and add sugar and vinegar and mix well. Serve with your favorite sandwiches or burgers. Kids would really love it. It’s a very healthy and nutritious salad for the kids.

There are many variations of the recipe which include the addition of other ingredients, like red cabbage, pepper, onion, grated cheese, pineapple, or apple. What distinguishes Coleslaw from cabbage as a condiment is that it is mixed with a mayonnaise. Coleslaw also contains buttermilk or mayonnaise substitutes, and carrot; although many regional variations exist, and recipes incorporating prepared mustard are also common. Another variation is they use shredded raw broccoli in place of cabbage.

Coleslaw is generally served as a side dish along with foods like the barbecue, French fries, and fried chicken. It may also be used for stuffing sandwich, placed on barbecue sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs along with chili and hot mustard. A variation of coleslaw made with vinegar and oil is often served with pizza in Sweden and another variation is the cheese savory popular in the North east of England made of Onions and cheese.

Cabbage by itself is a very nutritious vegetable and some benefits of lowering cholesterol if cook by steaming. Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C. It is also a very good source of fiber, manganese, folate, vitamin B6 potassium and omega-3 fatty acids. Cabbage is also a good source of thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, and protein.

Recipe: Coleslaw

Summary: cabbage salad for sandwiches, burgers

Ingredients

  • Cabbage – 1 – cup
  • Carrot – 1/2 – cup
  • celary stems – 0
  • mayoines – 2 – tbsp
  • water – 0

Instructions

  1. Take a bowl add water boil it then add all the vegetables just dip for 1min.
  2. Then squees out the water cool the cabbage
  3. add mayonnaise
  4. adjust seasoning and add sugar and vinegar and serve with your fav sandwiches and burger

Cooking time (duration): 25

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: snack

My rating: 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

Recipe by Vahchef.

So next time when your kids are partying or touring, do prepare the coleslaw sandwiches and they would really enjoy the taste and hog the sandwiches without any hesitation. Great cooking!

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