Video:How to Make Warm Coleslawwith Chef William Richards
Learning how to make warm coleslaw can give you a different kind of option for a side dish. Here, see step-by-step instructions for making warm coleslaw.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Warm ColeslawHi I'm Chef William Richards for About.com. When you think "coleslaw" you think cold coleslaw. Here’s a warm coleslaw recipe that will please your palette just as well.
<h3>Instructions for Making Warm Coleslaw</h3>
Here are the ingredients you'll need: Start off with 3 cups of shredded cabbage. You can cut it up yourself or buy a ready-made kit where the cabbage is already shredded for you. We’re going to add a ¼ cup of chopped sweet onion as well. Mix the two together and set aside.
<h3>Ingredients for Warm Coleslaw Dressing</h3>
In a saucepan, bring the following ingredients together and bring the dressing to a slow simmer:
<li>3 tbsp of white vinegar</li>
<li>2 tbsp water </li>
<li>1 tbsp brown sugar</li>
<li>½ tsp salt</li>
<li>1/8 tsp pepper</li>
<li>2 tbsp of vegetable oil. For a richer flavor, try 2 tbsp of bacon drippings instead. </li>
<h3>Tips for Making Warm Coleslaw</h3>
If you're ready to serve, pour the warm dressing over the shredded salad just before the meal is started. If you're taking the coleslaw to an event, store the vegetables in one airtight container and the dressing in another. For the sauce, remember you need to reheat the dressing – will you have access to a microwave or will you be outdoors? Plan accordingly. There are some vegetable options that you can add to this recipe. But because it's hot, you may want to avoid colorful veggies that may lose their color in the warm dressing. Try similar colored vegetables like green peppers and cucumbers. Bacon bits are a nice addition to this recipe especially if you've used bacon drippings in the dressing. When serving, try serving small portions first and add dressing at the last minute. Otherwise your beautiful salad turns into a sloppy mess. Consider pouring the dressing over cabbage wedges instead of shredded cabbage. They'll last longer.
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