Friday, March 04, 2011

Family Recipe Friday: Freezer Slaw

Grandma Wright's huge cabbage

Mom shared another recipe from her collection:

Every Spring when I plan my garden I always figure enough cabbage to make this slaw recipe.   It tastes so good in the winter and keeps well in the refrigerator once it's thawed.   It makes a great side dish to any meal.  While I have never had a problem growing cabbage I have never produced a head of cabbage as large as Grandma "Peach" Wright did.

    1 head cabbage, shredded                                       
    1 green pepper, chopped fine                                   
    1 red bell pepper, chopped fine                                
    1 carrot, chopped or shredded                                  
    1 medium onions, chopped fine                                  
    1 teaspoon salt                                                
    1 cup vinegar                                                  
    2 cups sugar                                                   
    1/2 cup water                                                  
    Dash celery seeds  

Put all chopped vegetables in large bowl and put salt on the mixture.   Stir and let sit.   Meanwhile bring vinegar, sugar, and water to a boil and boil 5 minutes.   Cool and pour over cabbage mixture which may need to be drained.   Freeze.   This recipe does need to be frozen before eating.  

VARIATION: " Refrigerator Slaw":  Shred 1 medium head of cabbage and alternate with 1 medium onion sliced thinly in a bowl.  Top with 7/8 cup of sugar.   In a saucepan,  mix 1 cup vinegar, 3/4 c. salad oil. 2 teaspoon sugar, 2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, and 1 teaspoon celery seed.   Bring to a boil.   Pour hot mixture over cabbage and onion mixture.   Cover and let stand 4-6 hours.   Mix well and serve.   Will keep 2-3 weeks in refrigerator.

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