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Freezer Slaw

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars
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"My husband kept talking about 'Freezer Slaw' that his mom made and I couldn't find a recipe for it and she couldn't find hers. Luckily, his aunt still had it! This is a great make-ahead slaw that stays crisp! I shred the cabbage and other vegetables in the food processor."
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Ingredients

1 h 55 m servings 102
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine cabbage, green bell pepper, onion, and carrots in a large bowl. Mix boiling water and salt together in a bowl and pour over cabbage mixture. Set aside for salt to draw out extra water from vegetables, about 1 hour. Drain well.
  2. Mix sugar, 1 cup water, cider vinegar, and celery seed in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove saucepan from heat and cool completely.
  3. Pour cooled sugar-vinegar mixture over drained cabbage mixture in a large bowl and toss until slaw is well mixed. Spoon slaw into resealable plastic bags and freeze.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the salted water. The actual amount of the salted water consumed will vary.
  • Cook's Note:
  • When ready to use, thaw in refrigerator, drain excess fluid, and add mayonnaise to suit your taste.
  • I double this recipe. It is a little time consuming, so I want plenty stocked up!

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 102 calories; 0.2 25 1.2 0 313 Full nutrition

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This is a wonderful slaw. It's excellent fresh, 'as is' without being drained and adding mayo. I'll be making plenty with the garden cabbage to use through the winter. Brought a rave from my h...

Most helpful critical review

I made this recipe a couple of weeks ago. We had some for dinner the day I made it, and I liked it. I put the rest in the freezer, and was so curious to find out what it would be like after havi...

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This is a wonderful slaw. It's excellent fresh, 'as is' without being drained and adding mayo. I'll be making plenty with the garden cabbage to use through the winter. Brought a rave from my h...

This was the closest recipe I could find that matched my grandmother's freezer slaw. It can be simplified and still has a great taste! I skipped step one altogether. Just do steps 2 and 3 an...

I had been looking for a good coleslaw with a vinegar base. I found it! This coleslaw is delicious! Bonus: you can always have some on hand in the freezer!

I made this recipe a couple of weeks ago. We had some for dinner the day I made it, and I liked it. I put the rest in the freezer, and was so curious to find out what it would be like after havi...

Forget the mayo and add several grinds of coarse ground black pepper, fantastic!

I'm not usually a fan of sweet cole slaw but I really enjoy this one!