This is my mother-in-law's recipe. It's always requested at every family gathering.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine shredded cabbage and carrot.

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  • In a large empty mayonnaise jar, add the 2 cups mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and dry onion flakes. Shake well until blended.

  • Pour dressing mixture over cabbage and carrots and toss well. Chill and serve.

Nutrition Facts

323.8 calories; 1.4 g protein; 15.3 g carbohydrates; 13.9 mg cholesterol; 226.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2003
I trippled this recipe, but cut back some on the vinegar for a church dinner. I got so many compliments on it, too. Some thought I bought it at the stores deli section. It was a very easy recipe to make...definetly " a keeper"! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/17/2003
Way too sweet. If I make it again I'm going to use less sugar. I bought a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw instead of all that chopping which made it so much easier and quicker. My husband didn't like it. Read More
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152 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
I trippled this recipe, but cut back some on the vinegar for a church dinner. I got so many compliments on it, too. Some thought I bought it at the stores deli section. It was a very easy recipe to make...definetly " a keeper"! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2003
The BEST colslaw EVER!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
Now this is cole slaw. This is what I have been looking for in a slaw. And so easy too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2003
I love this recipe. Simple coleslaw that is sweet without being sickly. Carrot is essential to coleslaw as far as I am concerned. I usually add 1 teaspoon of good dijon mustard to the dressing which gives it a great kick to complement the sweet vinegar dressing. A keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2004
This was very good slaw. I cut the recipie in half and eyeballed the amounts of mayo vinegar and sugar I put in until it tasted right to me. In addition to the dry onion flakes I added a few pinches of paprika and some dijon mustard. A little salt and a generous amount of black pepper finished it up. My husband and kids loved it. It went great with out Italian Sausage sandwiches. Thanks for the recipie Denise! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2003
The recipe called for a lot of vinegar. It made a pretty runny coleslaw. The flavor was wonderful though. A very good coleslaw. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2003
I cut the vinegar and the sugar in half, added lots of black pepper, and it turned out just like MOMS! Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2003
Way too sweet. If I make it again I'm going to use less sugar. I bought a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw instead of all that chopping which made it so much easier and quicker. My husband didn't like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2008
My friends raved about this (oh yeah and I thought it was good too). I scaled it back to six servings used one package of cole slaw mix with carrots and added celery seed as I love that taste with cole slaw. The amount of vinegar made it very zippy (but not overly so) and of course as with all good cole slaw it was even better the next day. Definitely not a bland slaw recipe. Read More
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