Friday, September 2, 2011

Freezer Cole Slaw

When I was in my early twenties, I made cole slaw for the first time for a family gathering. I am not sure what I did but the cole slaw was a BIG disaster and I haven't made slaw since. A few weeks ago my CSA included the biggest head of cabbage I'd ever seen and I decided to give cole slaw another try. After all, it's been 30 years, surely I can make a good slaw? I decide to make Tim's mom's Freezer Cole Slaw. Besides Snicker Salad, most holiday gatherings at Tim's moms include this slaw.

Tim said my salad wasn't quite as good as his mother's but it was good. Hey, I can live with that, it was so much better my first try years ago.

Freezer Cole Slaw

1 medium head cabbage (about 2 pounds), shredded
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon mustard seed
1 large carrot, shredded
1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper


In a large bowl, combine cabbage and salt; let stand for 1 hour.
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, water, celery seed and mustard seed. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; cool.
Add the carrot, green pepper and vinegar mixture to the cabbage mixture; stir to combine. Transfer to large freezer bags; seal and freeze for up to 2 months.
Remove from the freezer 2 hours before serving. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 10 servings.

I am linking this to Foodie Friday and Full Plate Thursday.


  1. Sounds good and different Julie! Happy Labor Day Weekend:@)

  2. Julie, I am dumbfounded to think of all the BAGS of shredded cabbage I've thrown out, because they got yucky before we used them up. I could have made this coleslaw & had enough for the entire year! I am SOOOOO trying this, very very soon.
    Thank you so much for posting it. I learned something new today. :-D


  3. That sounds like a great recipe.

  4. I've never heard of freezing cole slaw, but it sounds like a great idea. Glad your 2nd try worked out!

  5. Boys are never allowed to admit that anyone's cooking is better than their mom's. It's some kind of rule. This sounds great to me!

  6. Isn't it funny how one bad incident can turn us off making something? I made a disastrous pie crust some years ago, and it took me a while before I had the courage to make one again.

  7. I have never heard of freezer cole slaw so I am very happy that you gave it a try and then shared the recipe.

  8. Hi Julie,
    Wow, I have never tried freezing Cole Slaw, but I will have to try your recipe, it is a great idea!
    Hope you will have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. I didn't know there was such a thing as freezer slaw. It sounds so convenient to have already to go in the freezer.

    I am glad you had more success this time around.

  10. WOW that is a recipe from yesterday; remember making this years ago.

  11. Looks really good, Julie, I've never heard of freezer cole slaw but what a great idea!


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