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Vernell's Slaw

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"Wonderful slaw recipe passed down from my Grandmother's cook, Vernell. It's similar to a sweet and sour cabbage recipe, and will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Great served with beef brisket. Best made a day or more before serving."
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3 h 23 m servings 237
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Place the shredded cabbage into a large glass baking dish or other glass dish. Do not use metal or plastic. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of white sugar and the salt.
  2. In a separate microwave safe bowl, combine the remaining sugar, oil, vinegar, mustard, celery seed and pepper. Stir to blend in the sugar, then heat until boiling in the microwave, about 3 minutes. Immediately, but carefully pour the boiling mixture over the cabbage. Toss with a wooden or plastic utensil to evenly coat the cabbage.
  3. Let stand out on the counter for several hours, stirring occasionally. Cover and refrigerate. Toss before serving, and serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 237 calories; 18.4 18.7 1.4 0 227 Full nutrition

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This turned out delicious. Everybody in my house likes mayo based slaw, except me, but when they tried this they all agreed that it was even better than their usual pick.

I am usually bad about leaving reviews, but I just made this, had a taste while it was still warm, and it was amazing! As a child, I would go to visit a friend of my mother's each summer, and he...

Very yummy! I like healthy alternatives so I substituted 3/4 c. water and 1/4 c. oil, rather than 1 c. oil. Next time I will add carrots, etc. I will also use less liqid as it was a litle sou...

Fantastic! A perfect accompaniment to BBQ or roast turkey. I found a jar of this in the back of my refrigerator one time (forgotten for several weeks), and it was still fresh and delicious! PS V...

A delicious slaw, especially with a barbecue sandwich.***Update - The next time I made this, I used a 16 oz. pkg of coleslaw mix, halved the marinade ingredients, and used Splenda instead of sug...

Didn't have white vinegar but used 3/4 cup apple cider vin and 1/4 cup red wine vinegar. Made as a slaw to put on pulled pork sandwiches but it was so good people were just eating the slaw with ...

above average vinegar based slaw. tasted great when eaten on the bbq sandwich.

The best slaw I've ever had, but I still changed it slightly to suit myself. I use about half a cup of sugar instead of 3/4 cup called for. I also substitute water for half of the oil. Perfect f...

This was a nice basic slaw recipe. It was a little sweet for me even though I cut down on the sugar because I don't like sweet stuff. Hubby though does like sweet stuff and it just got a "yeah...