Friday, February 05, 2010

Coleslaw with Ramen noodles

Here in the Midwest there are two kinds of coleslaw. Love 'em or hate 'em, those are your choices. One is the typical creamy type like you get at Kentucky Fried Chicken. The other is what we all call Oriental slaw. There are variations, but the one I use originally came from my sister-in-law Vania. I made a few changes.

Midwest Oriental Slaw
1/2 head cabbage, shredded
4 green onions, chopped
1 package individual-serve Ramen noodle soup mix
3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons white sugar

Mix the cabbage and onions in a bowl. Remove the noodles from the package of Ramen and break up the block of noodles into small pieces and toss with the cabbage mixture. Then mix in the toasted sesame seeds.

In another bowl or, better yet, in a small jar you can close tightly and shake, mix the oil, vinegar and sugar plus the seasonings from the package of Ramen noodles. Stir or shake to mix, then pour over slaw and mix to coat.
Note that this recipe is not great on leftovers, as the noodles get soggy, so if you don't think you're likely to eat it all at once, try making it half at a time, reserving the second half as 3 mixtures - cabbage/onions, noodles/seeds, and dressing, for combining just before serving.


Mrs. Mac said...

This is a tasty version .. my kids prefer the no mayo version .. some people just can't make good coleslaw and should not serve it at all. BTW how do you skim the layers of milk:)

Catherine said...

Going to try your recipe. I really like your new header.