Remember all those heads of monster cabbage from my garden. Now comes the task of figuring out what to do with all those cabbage heads that got 3 times the size they were supposed to. I have already put up all the frozen cabbage I have already made a crock of sauerkraut. With plenty of cabbage to use to experiment with new recipes I found several recipes for canned coleslaw on the internet. Most looked pretty similar.
I just shredded my cabbage head put salt on it and let it soak for an hour
Then shred you carrots, onions and peppers
Mix well and add your sauce containing vinegar, water, sugar salt and celery seed after it has boiled.
Put in jars and seal
I processed mine for 20 minutes in a boiling water canner. It looks wonderful and I am going to let it sit on the shelf for a few weeks and then try it. Nothing like experimenting! They say it stays somewhat crisp and you can eat it out of the jar or drain and add a mayo dressing. A pint would be the perfect size to go with a meal for the three of us. Anyone else out there ever do this. If you are interested there are lots of recipes floating around cyberspace out there. I just don't like to post a recipe that I have not tested. It reminds me of a relish my mother used to make with cabbage. I do not think it would go bad with a vinegar base but I do not know if it will really stay crunchy or turn to mush. I also am going to try freezer slaw for the first time.
Anyone else ever experiment with this?
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