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springer-
11-22-2006, 04:45 AM
Here's the story ....

Every Thanksgiving my grandmother used to make this stuff that all the kids hated, me included. My mom used to make us eat it because it took so long to make. The stuff was always called Hot Slaw. Well my grandmother is no longer with us and the Hot Slaw somehow became part of the Thanksgiving tradition for our family. I now make the stuff. It is an acquired taste. You either love it or hate it. If you hate it and are forced to eat it for years, you eventually don't mind it and even might say it was good, this is me now.

My Grandmothers recipe took a day and half to make. You chopped 2 heads of cabbage in to tiny pieces with a large knife. This took hours to cut up and it was never fine enough. You then combine all the ingredients into a large pot and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and cook on low for 24 hours (not a typo!!! 24 hours !!!). When you are done, you have this dark stuff on the bottom of the pot. This is the finished Hot Slow. Scrape it out and serve.

The above recipe is still the same but I have refine the process.

2 heads of Cabbage finely chopped in a food processor
2 cups of sugar
1 16oz bottle of distilled white vinegar

Combine all ingredient in a large pot or pressure cooker. I use a pressure cooker to reduce cooking time to hours rather than days. Mix ingredient in pot. If using a pressure cooker, use 10 psi setting and bring to boil. Reduce heat once top starts rattling. Set heat so that top rattles every 5-10 seconds for about 5-10 seconds. Cook for 2 hours, reduce pressure, open and stir, then replace top and pressure cook for an additional hour. Total pressure cooking time of 3 hours. If liquid present, let simmer to evaporate liquid stirring occasionally.

If cooking in a pot, bring to boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook on low until bed time. Turn off until morning and repete. Cook until dark brown stuff is left in bottom of pot.

It is hard to describe so I have some pictures. When it is done, I will post finished pics too.

Cabbage cut into 1 inch square sections to fit food processor
http://www.springer.ws/slaw1.jpg


Chopped Cabbage
http://www.springer.ws/slaw2.jpg


Mixed ingredients ready to cook
http://www.springer.ws/slaw3.jpg

Shorty
11-22-2006, 04:48 AM
Wow, I cant say Ive ever heard of it. Cant say it even sounds very good hehe. Might have to give it a try just to check it out.

Horse
11-22-2006, 04:51 AM
Of all of the days of the year, the one day I miss my grandmother the most, is thanksgiving...... Thanks springer.

Anastasia
11-22-2006, 04:52 AM
hehehe Springer, cookin up a storm?
Am comin over hungry http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/Anastassia/Funnys/emotions0077.gif

springer-
11-22-2006, 04:55 AM
Of all of the days of the year, the one day I miss my grandmother the most, is thanksgiving...... Thanks springer.

Every year that I make the slaw, it keeps my grandmother with us. It is a simple thing but it is always the topic of conversation when the slaw is served.

Horse
11-22-2006, 05:02 AM
Of all of the days of the year, the one day I miss my grandmother the most, is thanksgiving...... Thanks springer.

Every year that I make the slaw, it keeps my grandmother with us. It is a simple thing but it is always the topic of conversation when the slaw is served.

These things make us what we are. Enjoy life, celebrate life.

Wide
11-22-2006, 06:05 AM
I sure like cabbage, must be the polack in me groucho

springer-
11-22-2006, 06:20 AM
OK, here is it after 3 hours of pressure cooking....

http://www.springer.ws/slaw4.jpg

springer-
11-22-2006, 01:29 PM
It is served as a side dish, Approximately 1 serving spoon full is a serving. It is served hot or cold. And it goes well on a turkey and stuffing sandwich, just turkey stuffing and slaw (cold), on bread.

Shorty
11-22-2006, 05:38 PM
springer-.....Ew! :D