Posted on December 4, 2013
There is a lot of Irish and British and even some eastern European going on in my not too distant family tree. My great grandmother on my mum’s mother’s side, came from Poland. This is her recipe. She shared it with my grandma, who shared it with my mum, and now it has been shared with me and I thought all of you might enjoy it.
- 1 Cabbage
- 2-3 Carrots
- 2 Scallions (green part only)
- Hellman’s Mayonnaise
This cole slaw is really a pressed salad.
Wash and chop the cabbage. Place it in a large mixing bowl and salt it. Mix the cabbage and salt together with a spoon. Place the lid of a pot or a plate on top of the cabbage and press in down so the cabbage is compressed. Let the cabbage sit in the bowl with the lid pressing down on it. The salt will cause the cabbage to release its juices. While the cabbage is sitting, peel and grate the carrots. I usually use 2 or 3 carrots. Add the carrots to the cabbage in the bowl, mix, and press. Finely chop the green part of the scallions and add it to the carrots and cabbage in the bowl. I usually use the green part of 2 bunches of scallions. Mix everything again and continue to press for another 10 minutes or so. Remove the lid from the bowl and mix the salad. You will notice it is very juicy. Now add mayonnaise to taste. Due to the juiciness, you will find that not too much mayo is necessary. Mix the mayo into the salad and add salt and pepper to taste.
From my family to yours.