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  1. 1 Cabbage 

  2. 1 T Lemon juice

  3. 1 C Mayonnaise 

  4. 1/2 t Black pepper

  5. 1/2 C Onion, diced very fine

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  1. Cut the core out of the cabbage and cut it into pieces. My mother likes to cut it into big pieces; I like to cut it into little pieces. I think she wants to make certain that nobody will accuse her of having used a food processor. Mix the pepper and lemon juice and onion in with the cabbage. Add the mayonnaise, mix well and refrigerate. Vary the amount of mayonnaise according to how much you are worried about calories. Vary the amount of onion if you do or don’t like raw onion. When I make coleslaw for my mother or sister, I leave out the onion and the black pepper, and put in about 1 T of sugar. NOTES: * Coleslaw in many variations — My family loves to eat coleslaw. Unfortunately, we can never agree on the recipe. If I am making a slaw that my mother or sister will eat, I try to make a certain recipe with mayonnaise and lemon juice; if I make it for my lunch or for a picnic, I make an entirely different recipe loaded with onions and herbs. Craig Claiborne likes to put caraway seeds in coleslaw. Betty Crocker suggests pineapple and marshmallows. ‘The Joy of Cooking’ wants you to dress the slaw immediately before serving, while Betty Crocker and Spice Islands want you to refrigerate for several hours. The only rule seems to be to use fresh cabbage. * When I make slaw for a picnic or barbecue or someplace where subtlety will not be rampant, I add about 1/2 t of dry mustard, about 2 t of paprika, and about 1/2 t of celery or caraway seed. If I’m trying to astonish somebody, I will add nuts, cheese, tarragon, whipping cream, chives, whole grapes, frozen peas, Tabasco sauce, coriander seed, diced apples, or other herbs or textural-contrast ingredients. I have not yet had the nerve to try the Betty Crocker suggestion of omitting the onion and then adding about 1/2 lb of chopped pineapple and about 1/2 cup of miniature marshmallows. : Difficulty: easy. : Time: 10 minutes. : Precision: no need to measure. : Brian Reid : DEC Western Research Lab, Palo Alto CA : reid@decwrl.DEC.COM -or- {ihnp4,ucbvax,decvax,sun}!decwrl!reid : Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust —– Archive January 2010 December 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008


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