Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Coleslaw Dressing


Coleslaw is sometimes a nice change from a salad or a great addition to, when serving a larger group. I like serving it with BBQ’d chicken or hamburgers and the recipe I always go for is one I have from my Mom. I make it ahead if I know I will need it, but it’s simple enough to make last minute too.
Ingredients:
1/2 c sugar
1 rounded Tbsp flour
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1 egg
1/3 c vinegar
1/2 c water

Method:
In a small pot, mix dry ingredients. Add egg and stir well. Stir in vinegar and water. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Cool.
Mix with 1 cup light sour cream. Refrigerate until needed. Mix with shredded cabbage just before serving.

This recipe is enough for 2 - 3 lbs (2 - 3 bags) of shredded cabbage/ carrot mix. You can add chopped apples and/or raisins, and sprinkle with sunflower seeds. Serves about 20 when served with other salads.
I often cook half the recipe for 1 bag of cabbage.

31 comments:

  1. I love cole slaw! This would be a nice change for the dressing! Thanks!

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  2. Ohh.. this is great! I've never seen this recipe before... I will be sure to try it since we love coleslaw.

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  3. Hi Ladies,another GREAT recipe!
    You ladies need to publish a cook book! I've been copying so many recipes from this site, and you know...a cook book would look much neater in my recipe drawer :>)
    Keep up the great work.
    Hey, and I also appreciate how you acknowledge our Great Creator and Sustainer God! He's who we all depend on...we can't even take our next breath without Him.

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  4. I often make cole slaw, and I am glad for a new dressing recipe. Thanks Kathy

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  5. Thanks, I know this one, but never knew where to find it.
    I know what I will be making for Canada Day!

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  6. Don't remember now how I found your blog . . . but have subscribed and enjoy each and every post!

    Can you tell me, how long would the dressing keep so long as it was in the fridge?

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  7. When you cut the recipe in half, do you still use a whole egg?

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  8. Hello Kadeeae - I usually make the dressing on the day of and use leftover dressing with leftover shreedded cabbage within the next few days. I would say maybe 4 days.

    Cdn Designer- When I cook half the recipe, I still put in the whole egg.

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  9. Annelise. . .I have always used purchased dressing and more than once been stumped when I've run out .. .putting my cabbage away. .I now never have to do that again. Thank you.

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  10. Interesting, I have never seen the egg addition. I wonder do you have to be careful with keeping it out at a picnic because of the egg?

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  11. Hello Zombiemommy - Here are my thoughts . . . I would not be concerned about the egg because it's cooked and the vinegar in the dressing acts as a preservative. However, I would keep all salads in a cooler no matter what dressing is on there.

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  12. I usually don't follow a recipe for coleslaw dressing..my style is 'a little of this and a little of that'..this sounds so good!

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  13. Thank you, I'll be giving the dressing a try for sure :-)

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  14. scrumptious....and my guys love coleslaw. Can't say I have ever made a 'real' dressing though...like Betty r it is usually a bit of this and that. This looks like a great dressing Anneliese.

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  15. Could regular mustard used instead of dry mustard?

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  16. I made this a few days ago and neither my hubby nor I cared for it...it was only ok...I don't think we are sour cream people. I may try to modify it with mayo...we are more use to a mayo base I guess. My married daughter however thought it was the best coleslaw she ever had! She must be a sour cream person. I really like trying the recipes you post. Nearly every one is a winner.

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  17. Julene,
    1 tsp. dry mustard is equal to 1 Tbs. prepared mustard

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  18. I loved this recipe. My coleslaw usually turns runny and this one did not. Lots of flavor. I did reduce the sugar to 5 tbsp. I put this with my recipes.

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  19. Loved it! Thought it was wonderful, and will definitely be making it often - thanks so much!

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  20. I just knew I would find a good recipe for Coleslaw Dressing here! So thank you so much, I can't wait to give this a try! Blessings to you all!

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  21. This very good. I added marshmallows to my coleslaw. The dressing was just prefect. I also cut the recipe in half, as I only had one bag slaw.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Sherry

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  22. HI Annelise
    I happened to notice that the flour measure is different in the cookbook (book) saids l and half tablespoons just let u know, I did make it and it is really good
    thanks

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  23. Hi Shirley... I have to smile because this is one of the challenges in doing a cookbook and changing my mom's recipes .. because she never measures with a real measuring spoon... You may notice that I had already said (in this blog) that it is a rounded Tablespoon. In the cookbook that would not have gone over. It had to be more precise.

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  24. TOO ANNELIESE;
    NOW YOUR MAKING ME LAUGH.! LIKE THEY USED SAY A LITTLE OF THAT AND LITTLE OF THIS. THANKS SO I GUESS AM USING THE ROUNDED TABLESPOON / THANKS( PS) HOW DOES SOMEONE GO ON THE E-MAIL ON YOUR BLOG FOR INSTANCE YOURS??? HAVE A GOOD THERE

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  25. Hi Shirley..
    To get us by email, you click on our name or personal blog (on the sidebar on the right)...then click on our profile or "about me photo" .... then click on the email under contact. I do not check mine every day since it's only for my blog... but I do check it.

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  26. hi anneliese, i made your dressing on saturday and it was delicious! i put it on the coleslaw and then put it in the fridge until sunday. when i took it out of the fridge on sunday, it didn't taste right. should i not have let it sit overnight? thank you, cindy
    p.s. i love your blog!

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  27. Cindy, I know the recipe did not say ( I just updated it)but I always mix the shredded cabbage with the dressing just before serving. We have had it as leftovers the next day, but it is not as good as freshly mixed. Not that it did not taste right, but just kind of soggy. Thank you for calling that to my attention.

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    1. thanks anneliese. i'm definitely trying this again!!

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  28. Hi Anneliese - just made your coleslaw dressing for supper tonight and it was delicious - you have the BEST recipes ever. This dressing is very similar to my crunchy broccoli one but the sour cream adds a really nice flavour for coleslaw and I think I'll use it on my next Nappa salad as well. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Rosella! when I cook for a large crowd, it is one of the easiest salads to make, because I just buy the shredded cabbage. However, at our cooking class recently some of the girls chopped fresh cabbage up and I was surprised how good it was! I had forgotten.

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  29. Any chance you could start publishing calories per serving for your recipes?

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