Video:How to Make Carolina Slawwith Chef William Richards
Learn how to make a delicious Carolina Slaw to serve alongside a main course. Here, see step-by-step instructions for making Carolina Slaw.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Carolina SlawHi I'm Chef William Richards for About.com.
About Carolina SlawThere’s a whole variety of cole slaw recipes out there. Carolina cole slaw is unique because it's a little bit drier and tangier. That's because Carolina cole slaw fans like to layer this drier slaw on to a shredded pork sandwich. But this recipe makes a great side dish too.
Cabbage for the Carolina SlawHere are the ingredients that you'll need: 1 shredded large head of cabbage. You can use a shredder or cut the cabbage into think layers then chop into even smaller pieces1 grated carrot – or use a bag of ready-made slaw mix made up of cabbage and carrots, 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips1 medium chopped onion. Sweet onions are best. Red onions are another great optionYou can also add a little variety to your veggies. Red cabbage is not only colorful but very flavorful too. Use green peppers with or without the red peppers. Cilantro also adds a nice flavor.
Dressing for Carolina SlawFor your dressing, you'll need to blend these ingredients together in a saucepan over a low heat:
- 1 ½ cup of cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp dry mustard
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
Making the Carolina SlawSimmer the mixture until the sugar has completely dissolved. Allow the dressing to cool then pour evenly over the vegetable mix. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour. If you're going to an outdoor party, bring your salad in a sealed container that can also act as a serving dish. To avoid spoilage, make sure your salad isn't sitting out for more than 1-2 hours. After 2 hours, return your salad to a sealed container and store it in a cooler away from the hot sun in the shade. Be safe and dispose of leftovers. Cross contamination from other food and dirty hands is the cause of most food borne illness.
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