Tomorrow, like plenty of other folks around the country, we'll be going to a family get-together and are supposed to bring a salad of some sort. Salads are hard, I think. Well, not for us here at home because we like almost all salads, but it seems difficult to think of something that will please everyone involved when you are fixing for a group. I always think of cole slaw as the ultimate in summer food and this recipe is perfect because you can prepare it the day before and it lasts much longer than traditional, mayonnaise based slaw. I've been fixing this recipe since a long ago family vacation to Hilton Head Island. There's a seafood restaurant there called Hudson's and this is their famous "Hudson's 7-day slaw". I'm not kidding about the famous part. You can google it and find the recipe in plenty of places. It's a good recipe to have in your file and everyone seems to like it.
Here's the recipe that came out of my old copy of Hudson's own cookbook-
1 head of cabbage --- 2 Tbs. sugar
1 red onion --- 1/2 Tbs dry mustard
1/3 cup sugar --- 1/4 Tbs salt
1 cup canola oil --- 1/4 Tbs pepper
1 cup apple cider vinegar
Slice or shred cabbage and onion, thinly. Toss with 1/3 cup sugar. Mix remaining ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Pour boiling mixture over cabbage and let set for 5 minutes. Mix well, then refrigerate until chilled.
I don't think it has ever needed to last for 7 days at my house, only because it was all gone before then!
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend everyone. Summer is really here now!