The Best Coleslaw




Makes 8 cups 3/4 - 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons sugar Salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 cups green cabbage finely sliced, or 4 cups green and 4 cup red cabbage, finely sliced 1 cup grated carrots 1 cup chopped red onion Combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, and sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Toss the cabbage with the carrots and onions, then mix thoroughly with the dressing. Taste again, reseasoning if necessary, and marinate, refrigerated, for at least 2 hours. Longer marination tenderizes further. Options: Add caraway seeds Add chopped red or green Bell peppers, or celery Replace mayonnaise with sour cream, or use half mayonnaise and half sour cream Omit the mayonnaise altogether and just use vinegar
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