1940's Coleslaw

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Recipe by Steve P.

The original title is simply Coleslaw. I added the 1940's as this recipe is for a request for coleslaw made with a cooked dressing. Since most dressings for coleslaw today are not cooked and this book is from the 40's I renamed the recipe to help distinguish it from today's typical deli fare.

Top Review by silky

My mom used to make a coleslaw like this one. Very, very good. The apple and cabbage combination works. I made the cooked dressing which was creamy and tangy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare slaw by finely shredding cabbage and crisping in cold water.
  2. Then dry the crisped cabbage; combine with the optional diced apples if you are using them and add about 1/3 cup of either Slaw dressing or Cooked Salad dressing.
  3. Serve warm or chilled.
  4. If you prefer hot slaw Omit apples, omit crisping after shredding the cabbage and boil the cabbage in slightly salted water until tender.
  5. Serve with either of the listed dressings while they are still warm and the cabbage is still hot.
  6. To prepare slaw Dressing: Mix egg yolks, sugar, butter, salt, cream or milk, vinegar, and cayenne pepper.
  7. Beat well.
  8. Beat egg whites stiff and fold in.
  9. Cook in double boiler until thickened.
  10. To Prepare Cooked salad Dressing: Mix mustard, salt, sugar, flour, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  11. Add egg and mix thoroughly.
  12. Add milk and vinegar.
  13. Cook over hot water (double boiler), stirring frequently, until thick.
  14. Add butter.
  15. Cook and stir until melted.

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