Sunday, March 28, 2010

Irresistible Red Cabbage Slaw

I compleeeeetly stole this idea from the Happy Fishermanlast month they had a slaw like this among the various fascinating concoctions in their “salad boat,” and it wasn’t too hard to figure out how they made it. They are flippin’ geniuses!

The first reason we like it: Red cabbage is always special, always pretty. I don’t know why it’s so rare at restaurants.

This “recipe” is amazingly simple, and though it might not be the first food combination that comes to mind, I suggest you try this before you start snickering at it.

Adjust amounts accordingly.

Red Cabbage Slaw à la Happy Fisherman

1/2 head of red cabbage, shredded (approx. amount)
2 strips of bacon, cut into small pieces then cooked until done, but not crispy (try partially steaming it)
coleslaw salad dressing to your own tastes

Really—just combine it all. Easy-peasy. You’d think “bacony coleslaw” would be kind of nasty, but no. The bacon makes a huge difference, and it’s a very good one. Smoky. Sinfully delicious.

I’m bringin’ this to my next potluck.


mommykat52 said...

Do you use a creamy dressing like Marzetti? I wonder if real bacon bits could be substituted.

Julianna Schroeder said...

At the store, I hovered over the Marzetti but decided to go with the Kraft coleslaw dressing because it was cheaper! . . . I'm sure Marzetti would be fine, too!