Thursday, August 13, 2015

Waldorf Salad Style COLE SLAW - BBQ and Grilling Time Secret Extras Catering Side Dish Recipes

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The bagged Cole Slaw...

Cheap, Easy and ... Well, cheap and easy.

In order to get my favorite BIG THREE... Cheap easy and tasty, the bagged cole slaw needs an upgrade.  It's actually pretty easy to do.  There are dozens of varieties.  Here's one of my favorites...

The Waldorf Salad is a classic.  Created in the 1800's in the famous New York City hotel.  It has gone through dozens of variations over the years both at the Waldorf and among NYC chefs trying to add their touch.  The current basic recipe calls for chopped lettuce, walnuts, apples and celery with a mayonnaise dressing.

Sounds tasty and has survived over the years as a favorite side salad or even main course.

And makes a very simple cole slaw upgrade!  Lots of little extras that make this a winner!

Will stand out as something special at your backyard BBQ (tastes great on a pulled pork sandwich), big family gathering, Holiday meal, neighborhood PotLuck or Church Social.  It's even one of my favorites to serve up for a Catering event.

Cheap, Easy and Delicious... What more can you ask for???

OK... Here's what I did...

Waldorf Salad Style COLE SLAW

  • 1 Bag (Pre-chopped) Cole Slaw
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 TBS Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp (to taste) Salt
  • 1 tsp (to taste) Pepper
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Cup Apples, Small Dice, Divided, Save a small handful for garnish
  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts, Chopped, Divided, Save a small handful for garnish
  • 1/2 Cup Celery, Chopped, Divided, Save a small handful for garnish
Cooking Directions
  1. In a mixing bowl, Whisk together the Sour Cream, Mayonnaise, Sugar, Vinegar, Nutmeg, Salt and Pepper.
  2. In a larger mixing bowl, add the bagged Cole Slaw, half of the Walnuts, Apples and Celery. Add 1/2 of the liquid mixed in the first step. Add additional as needed for the consistency you like (some like creamy cole slaw, some like nearly dry). Taste, add additional seasonings to taste.
  3. Transfer to serving dish. Garnish with the remaining walnuts, apples and celery. Chill for a couple hours in the refrigerator.
  4. Serve chilled and ENJOY!


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Grilling Time Secret Extras" or "52 Ways to Cook BBQ and Grilling Recipes"!!!

Well over 52 recipes actually as I just can't stop... Over 100 in one grilling season (I love to grill!). But not just leat... Drinks, Condiments (LOTS of different BBQ sauces), Drinks, Desserts... even specialty items like GRILLED Pizza, and fun shaped Watermelons.  Easy and these ideas will make you the MASTER of your Backyard Domain!


So,  I am also pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Ways to Cook Side Dish Recipes"!!!

Sure the meat gets all the glory but real cooks know it's the spread... the specialty Side Dishes that makes a meal rise or fall. Here's a few of my favorite recipes that will help to create that illusive COMPLETE MENU!

LOTS of Potato Sides, Vegetable Sides, Specialty Salads, Bread and MORE!


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