From a side for Pulled Pork to a side for fried fish to a topping on a hot dog, southerners serve it everywhere.
I basically made this up one day, I was in the mood for 'slaw, had a cabbage, carrots and an apple but no dressing. So I started throwing a few ingredients together, and tasted it and it was pretty darn good. Then the next time I made it, it was my contribution to a potluck, and this time the entire bowl disappeared. Well, the contents of the bowl disappeared, so I figured I was onto something. Especially when requests were made for the recipe.
I cheat sometimes, I'll buy a bag of the prepared slaw at the grocery store, but then I add a couple more things to it. I like a couple of finely grated carrots, as well as a grated apple or two, preferably a tart apple.
I used to make this when I cooked at the Senior Center and it was always well received. Sometimes I added more carrots, sometimes more apples. It was all good. I even added canned Pineapple from time to time.
8 oz. (approximately) Miracle Whip
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tsp. yellow mustard
1-2 tsp. brown sugar
1-2 tsp. celery seed
1-2 tbsp. sweet pickle relish
Whisk all together, and taste. If you need a little more tart, add in a little more vinegar, more sweet, add sugar. This is all to your taste. Remember, you're the one making it.
Personally I love celery seed so I use a lot.
Pour over a head of shredded cabbage, a couple of shredded carrots and a shredded apple. Serve immediately for maximum crunch. Slaw will soften when it's been sitting.
And if you're in the mood for something a little more, try adding a can of crushed pineapple, juice and all. It makes for a slightly different taste, but boy is it good.