Okay, I understand that perfect coleslaw is a matter of opinion. I can accept that. However, I want to add that I get lots of compliments from folks when I fix this–sometimes from people who don’t even really care for coleslaw! So there must be something lovely about this recipe.
I sometimes add finely-diced sweet peppers or cucumbers to this before dressing.
scant 1/3 c. sugar
3/4 t. salt
1/2 c. mayo (the real stuff, please)
1/2 t. pepper
1 T. vinegar
2 T. lemon juice
small sprinkling of celery seed, if desired
Combine above ingredients and let sit while you chop the following:
1 medium head cabbage
2 normal-sized carrots
Pour dressing over veggies and stir well. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of four hours, or even overnight. Stir well before serving.
Serves 12 or so.