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Old 12-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default Coleslaw for pulled pork

Hello Brethren

Newbie here with my first post. Any great recipes for coleslaw to crown my pulled pork?

Very sincerely,

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Old 12-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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This is my favorite. Very similar to KFC. A food processor would be a great tool to have.

KFC-clone Cole Slaw
1- head of cabbage
1- green bell pepper
1- small onion
1- small carrot
2- cups of Miracle Whip Light
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil like canola - not olive oil

Use food processor to cut up cabbage.
Cut small slices of Green Pepper and Onion, and Carrot and add to processor. This will help distribute flavor throughout slaw. You should only use 1/4 to 1/2 of Onion and Green Pepper but use all of the small Carrot.
Now mix Miracle Whip, vinegar, and oil, sugar. Mix smooth. Taste should be sweet with just a hint of vinegar.
Add to cut up cabbage and Mix well. Let stand 1-hour, if possible, to let flavors mix.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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I absolutely love the Cock of the Walk recipe that was posted here previously. You can search the site for it.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:04 PM   #4
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
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This is the one i use and it goes w/ PP like chocolate & peanut butter....

Cole Slaw:
1 head green cabbage, shredded

2 carrots, grated

1 red onion, thinly sliced

2 green onions (white and green parts), chopped

1 fresh red chile, sliced

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

1 lemon, juiced

Pinch sugar

1/2 teaspoon celery seed

Several dashes hot sauce

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine the cabbage, carrots, red onion, green onions, and chile in a large bowl. In another bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, and sugar. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss gently to mix. Season the cole slaw with the celery seed, hot sauce, salt, and black pepper. Chill for 2 hours in the refrigerator before serving.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:36 PM   #6
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this recipe is my family's favourite and my wife is pretty picky when it comes to coleslaw.

4 1/2 tsp tarragon vinegar
6 1/2 Tbs vegetable oil
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 1/2 cups Miracle Whip salad dressing
1 cup sugar
2 each carrots
2 each heads of cabbage
1 Mix oil, onions and sugar. Add Tarragon vinegar. Fold in Miracle Whip. Pour over grated carrots and
cabbage. Fold in well. Refrigerate in an air-tight covered dish. Best if made the night before serving.
2 The tarragon is the secret seasoning. Enjoy. Shelly (Rusty's Wife)
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:56 PM   #7
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I just made this one and it is simple and great:
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:51 AM   #8
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I guess I will be the odd man out here...
I have a love~hate relationship with creamy coleslaws. We made one at the restaurant like Harry Soo's recipe (with Ranch dressing), but my favorite for pulled pork is a vinegar based one:
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
toasted coriander to taste
salt and pepper to taste
add to:
1 large head of cabbage
1 green pepper shaved
2 cariots shaved

mix dressing until sugar is disolved add to cabbage, green pepper and carrot mixture allow to sit for an hour.

You can also substitute honey for the sugar (but use less- do it to taste), and switch out cider vinegar for white or red wine vinegar.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:41 PM   #9
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For home, I just make a West African groundnut salad, basically shredded cabbage with peanuts and raisins. Dressing is homemade mayo with added vinegar, a pinch of salt and another pinch of sugar (we don't like sweet slaw, any recipe that combines the words 'sugar' and 'cups' is ignored around here) and 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of celery seed. Sometimes I substitute or add roasted slivered almonds too. You can add unsweetened coconut, shredded jicama or shredded carrot too. This makes a real fine coleslaw and I make this about every three weeks year in and year out.

For BBQ events when I'm cooking, though, I just love Roxy's kicked up coleslaw. Minus nearly all the sugar ..

1 cabbage, coarsely grated
1 carrot, finely grated
1 sweet onion, minced
3 green onions, minced
1 medium sized dill pickle, minced

1 garlic clove pulverized with a ¼ tsp. salt
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup mayonnaise
1/8 cup dill pickle juice
1/8 cup vinegar
2 tbsp mustard
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. celery seed
Pinch cayenne pepper

1. Combine cabbage, carrot, onions and dill pickle in a large mixing bowl.
2. Whisk together mayonnaise and buttermilk. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until uniform.
3. Pour over cabbage mixture and incorporate.

For best results refrigerate over night to allow flavors to marry.

(Above recipe reproduced by seattlepitboss, but attributed to Roxy)
When I make this, I cut down some on the buttermilk to keep it from being too runny.

People LOVE this slaw and it goes AWESOME with pulled pork!

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Old 12-25-2012, 01:48 PM   #10
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Here you go!! I love this KFC clone. Thanks to RON L for this one, its his.

KFC cole slaw

8 cups finely diced cabbage (about 1 head)
1⁄4 cup diced carrot
2 tablespoons minced onions
1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
1⁄4 cup milk
1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
1⁄4 cup buttermilk
1 1⁄2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 1⁄2 tablespoons lemon juice

1) Be sure that the cabbage and carrots are chopped up into very fine pieces (about the size of rice grains).

2) Combine sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar, and lemon juice, and beat until smooth.

3) Add the cabbage and carrots. Mix well 4) Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hrs. before serving. The critical part of this cole slaw recipe is the flavor-enhancement period prior to eating. Be absolutely certain the cole slaw sits in the 'fridge for at least a couple of hrs. prior to serving for a great-tasting slaw

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Old 12-25-2012, 01:55 PM   #11
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Any vinegar based slaw recipe is beat imo
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:04 PM   #12
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This is my go-to vinegar slaw recipe. It's from deguerre, who is a sick, sick man but it's a great recipe nevertheless:

One head chopped cabbage - no other vegies!
1/2 cup vinegar
6 tbs sugar
6 tbs canola oil
2 1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp dried celery flakes
1 tbs hot sauce.
Gauranteed BBQ bliss.

Cooking Instructions:
Combine vinegar, oil and other ingredients in a sealed jar and give it a vigorous shake. Pour over chopped cabbage and toss. Let sit in fridge for two hours or longer. Toss again before serving.
I guess it'll hold for about 20 or 30 years.

You can use olive oil instead of canola, and Sriracha sauce is awesome to use.
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bookmarking this. was looking for the exact same thing yesterday and the one i picked from google did not impress.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #14
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Cock of the walk is tough to beat. Always get thumbs up on it.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:23 PM   #15
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Here are two of my slaw recipes. Both are great with pulled pork.

Killer Slaw

Sweet, Tangy & Crunchy Slaw

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