Recipe With Heart
Catskills-Meets-Carolina Coleslaw Recipe
June – October
Crazy Cabbage Facts
- Cabbage is high in dietary fiber, iron, plus Vitamins A, B6, C, and K.
- Russians eat 7x more cabbage than the average North American.
- Scrolls from 1,000 BCE, found in China, stated that cabbage could cure baldness. (Spoiler alert: it doesn’t.)
- Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his baseball cap to keep cool – or maybe to ward off baldness?
Storage, Prep, & Usage Tips
- Cabbage should be stored in the refrigerator and used within 2 weeks.
- Wash well, and remove wilted leaves.
- You can steam it, put it in a stir fry, chop finely into a slaw, and of course…use it in a soup or stew!
INGREDIENTS (♥ = Fresh from the Catskills!)
1 large head of cabbage, finely shredded ♥
1 medium bell pepper, finely chopped ♥
1 medium onion, finely chopped ♥
2 carrots, grated or julienned ♥
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of granulated sugar (reduce if you prefer a less-sweet slaw!)
2/3 cup of canola oil
1 tablespoon of mustard ♥
1 teaspoon of celery seed
¼ teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
1 cup of white or apple cider vinegar
- Combine the cabbage, pepper, onion, and carrots into a large serving bowl.
- In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, combine the sugar, salt, oil, mustard, celery seeds, pepper, and vinegar. Bring to boil.
- Simmer, stirring frequently until the sugar is dissolved.
- Cool slightly, then pour over the vegetables and mix well.
- Cover, and cool. Serve and enjoy when thoroughly chilled.
Sources for Facts, Tips, & Recipe