Coleslaw

My family are coleslaw eaters. When I saw this recipe with gelatin in it, I had to give it a try. It is good. Not perhaps one of our favorites, but good enough that all of it was eaten up. I did make a smaller version of this amount as there are only three of us to eat it. I would cut down on the amount of cooking oil the next time.
Coleslaw
6 to 8 cups shredded cabbage
2 carrots, shredded
1 green pepper, chopped, opt.
½ cup cold water
1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
¼ cup cold water
⅔ cup sugar
⅔ cup vinegar (flavor of your choice, I used white wine vinegar)
2 teaspons celery seed
1 ½ teaspon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
⅔ cup cooking oil
  Toss first 4 ingredients. Sprinkle with ½ cup water. Chill.
Soften gelatin in ¼ cup water. Mix next 5 ingredients and bring to a boil; Stir in softened gelatin. Cool until slightly thickened. Beat well; gradually beat in oil. 
Pour over vegetables. Be sure to do the chilling and cooling times. This is not a mix and eat right away type of salad.
This is gluten free if you check your vinegar is gluten free.

7 comments:

  1. I had never heard to use unflavored gelatin. What an interesting suggestion!

    Well perhaps I have found the secret to the perfect coleslaw!

    Thanks for sharing

    Jennifer

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  2. Hi Beth, I love coleslaw & yours looks & sounds so good...
    I hope you have a great week dear friend...
    Hugs & Kisses

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  3. I do not think adding food coloring would hurt anything, it does not have any taste of its own. I would try reducing the sugar some tasting as you go. Most dishes are OK with a little less sugar except for baking recipes where you need to use the full amount.

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  4. So what effect did the gelatin have on the cole slaw? I know gelatin is a thickener, but was the texture of the cole slaw odd, or gelatinous? I am trying to figure out what what benefit gelatin could possibly bring!
    Thanks, Sue

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    1. The gelatin is in the dressing and makes it thicker and not as runny. When you can't eat a lot of thickeners this works for people who need something gluten free.

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  5. Makes sense now! You mentioned it wasn't one of your favorites. Can you point us to the one(s) your families really love? I didn't see a cole slaw recipe in your "Worth Repeating" section. Thanks again! Sue :^)

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    1. I have two posted that we like, both of them are good and I make either one or the other depending what else I am fixing.
      They are Caraway Orange Cole Slaw which is a favorite of mine and Simply Southern Cole Slaw which is equally as good.
      Sue has a post for freezer cole slaw which is also very good. Hope this helps. We do like the one in this post I just don't make it as often as some of the others.

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