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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mama's Southern Slaw Dawg!

It's the perfect weekend to grill out. Throw some hot dogs and hamburgers on and have a party! My Mama's favorite was a good ole Southern Slaw Dawg! We used to go to the mall in Sumter and visit Orange Julius (at the time... now closed)... a great excuse to get a slaw dog! I never could get them to understand that chili on a slaw dog is a good thing! They always asked me to repeat my order! It was always delicious, but NOTHING compares to Mama's slaw on a hot dog! 

In order to get all the toppings on the hot dog
and still be able to fit it in your mouth... 
scoop out the bread from the top of the bun,
leaving a shell to cradle the dog! (as shown in the picture above)

I started watching Mama make this slaw when I was little and graduated to helping. She never measured. It was always a splash of this or a sprinkle of that. So, I hope this describes enough for you to follow. It just takes practice to get the taste right… And the picture is how I like to eat it! Yum! 

Mama's Slaw

1 Head Cabbage, grated
2 Carrots, grated
Salt & Pepper to taste

Grate the cabbage, then grate the carrots. I usually look at the color to know how many carrots to use. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. (Probably about a teaspoon or so) Sprinkle with lemon juice. I usually put two fingers over the mouth of the bottle and sprinkle about three or four shakes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add enough mayo to bind it together. It will get soupier as it sits. Taste and adjust your seasonings. 

You can't even see the dog in these two pictures!
The picture above is traditional chili with beans.
The picture below is hot dog chili without beans!

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