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Aunt Nellie's Slaw


  • 1 medium head of cabbage, shredded
  • 1 large red onion, sliced thin and pulled into rings
  • salt
  • 1 cup sugar


  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard


In large bowl, place a layer of cabbage and a layer of onions. Repeat layering, salting between layers. Sprinkle sugar on top and let stand 30 minutes. Pour dressing over cabbage and put in refrigerator immediately. This will remain crisp for a week or more in placed in a jar with a tight lid.


For Dressing: Combine all ingredients and boil until the sugar is dissolved.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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November 7, 20070 found this helpful

Robin, I made this Monday, and it is just as you said, crispy. It was also so easy. Recipe will be a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

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