You may remember from Part Two of this month’s cooking class, my mom included a few side dishes chocked full of veggies. She also shared this recipe for a coleslaw that is definitely a splurge to your healthy food consumption budget.
CONFETTI COLE SLAW
(Enough to serve a LARGE crowd. Adapted from Winery Cooking with Tom Johnson/Buehler’s Adventures in Cooking.)
- 1 medium head of cabbage, sliced in a food processor with medium slicing disc.
- 1 bunch of scallions, white and green, thinly sliced
- 1 pound of carrots, peeled and grated with medium grating disc
- 2 zucchini, diced
- 1 small head of broccoli, diced and broken into tiny flowerettes
- 1 sweet red pepper, julienned
- 1 cup toasted pecan pieces
- 1 box frozen peas, thoroughly defrosted
Mix together the above ingredients in the largest bowl you can find.
Combine the following ingredients for the Savanna Slaw Dressing:
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup powdered mustard
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup fresh bacons drippings
- 1 1/2 cups salad oil
- salt, to taste
- Tabasco sauce, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed (optional)
Place the egg yolks in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Over moderate heat, cook the yolks until they are thick and sticky, but not set.
Off heat, stir in the vinegar, sugar, and the powdered mustard. Add the bacon drippings and the salad oil to the egg mixture.
Wisk until a light liaison is formed. Adjust seasoning with salt and Tabasco sauce. ½ teaspoon celery seed can also be added.
Pour dressing over veggies and mix very well. Let sit to allow the dressing to soak into the veggies.
MY THOUGHTS ON THE RECIPE: The slaw ended up turning out very flavorful, but with bacon drippings as an ingredient, how could it not?! This recipe made a RIDICULOUS amount of food, so know that the serving estimate is dead on. While I don’t think that the dressing was necessarily “heavy”, my healthy eating brain couldn’t justify making it on a regular basis. Definitely a splurge – and a tasty one at that – but I’m gonna stick to my famous pasta salad!
SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO: What you all have been waiting for: MAMA LAVEC’S CHICKEN MARSALA!