Mmm, coleslaw. That creamy side dish that's perfect to go alongside sausage on a bun, pulled pork or burgers. But please don't confuse it with the coleslaw that some restaurants slap on your plate as a 'garnish' to your main course. I'm talking about the kind of coleslaw that is deliciously creamy with a hint of sweetness that you order, eagerly scoop up and ask for more. That's what this recipe is all about.
This recipe comes from the American restaurant franchise, Chick-Fil-A. Admittedly I have never been to this fast-food restaurant but apparently they made a wicked good coleslaw which they have recently discontinued. To appease the masses they have shared their coleslaw recipe which I thought was rather cool of them.
This is a super easy and oh so quick side dish to whip up. I've made it twice in the last week. Yup, we like it. It can feed a small group (just half the recipe) or can easily be doubled (or more) for a large crowed. This recipe will be making a few appearances this summer on our patio. Enjoy!
|Also in picture: Pulled Pork Sandwiches and |
Spicy Potato Wedges
4 tsp white vinegar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 tsp dried mustard (I increased this to 1/2 tsp)
1/4 tsp kosher salt
2 bags (14oz) each shredded cole slaw mix
Yield: 6-8 servings
In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard and salt. Mix well.
Add coleslaw mix to a large bowl and remove any large chunks. Pour mayonnaise mixture over cole slaw and mix until well combined.
Note: The mixture looks a little dry when you've first mixed it. It comes out well after sitting but if you prefer a saucier coleslaw then try increasing the sauce ingredients by fifty percent. I tried doubling the sauce the first time and it resulted it way too much liquid.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight - this will help the flavours to blend. Keep refrigerated in a sealed container. Stir well before serving.
Inspired by: Chick-fil-A