It was always an informal family tradition that we had sandwiches on the weekend when I was growing up. My Mom would buy a crusty baguette and cold cuts and my Dad would make the most delicious cole slaw. I would always put the cole slaw on my sandwich as a type of condiment and enjoy my sandwich to the very last crumb. I loved having sandwiches and my Dad’s cole slaw on the weekends, in fact, I went to visit my parents last week for lunch and requested a sandwich and cole slaw and my parents did not disappoint.
I am, by no means, a football fan but I am a fan of food so when the Husband told me we were going to his Mom’s for the Super Bowl I quickly started thinking about what I would bring. I decided on pulled pork sandwiches after we had them at my friend Mei’s house at the last potluck. Pulled pork sandwiches go great with cole slaw and what better cole slaw to make to accompany the pulled pork than my Dad’s.
I phoned home and asked my Dad for his recipe. He said, “half a cabbage, a carrot, vinegar, sugar and mayo.” He said there should be enough “dressing” so there is a little liquid in the bottom of the bowl. Sounded easy enough but in the world of blogging food recipes I needed to come up with a quantitative measure. So, here is my Dad, Bobby’s recipe.
What you will need (yields a medium bowl)
1/2 a red cabbage, shredded
1/2 a green cabbage, shredded
1 carrot, shredded
3/4 cup mayo
4 T apple cider vinegar
2 T sugar
1. Shred cabbage and carrot and set aside.
2. In a separate bowl mix mayo, sugar, and apple cider vinegar to create the dressing. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.
3. Right before serving, add dressing to shredded vegetables and mix to incorporate.
Super easy, right? Wasabi can be added for an Asian kick. Bobby doesn’t put it in his but it would taste delicious.
Cheers and happy eating!