Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Firsts - Green Apple Slaw

Friday Firsts

Happy Friday everybody! Sorry for the lack of posts again. Now I'm not only working at the ice cream shop, but also picking blueberries after work for extra money too! I've been a busy bee this week.

When we ate at Elizabeth's a few weeks ago, the side dish I was served was a green apple slaw. It was a lot different than a normal cole slaw, even though it contained cabbage because of the inclusion of green apples. They provided a tart and sweet aspect and were also really juicy and creamy in the slaw.

I asked my brother for the ingredients, which were simple and straightforward and made Green Apple Slaw for myself this week as my first!

1 green cabbage
2 green apples
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/4 - 1/3 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper, to taste
lemon juice

Cut the green apples into matchstick slices and put in the bottom of a medium bowl with a squirt of lemon juice to keep them from browning. Cut the cabbage into thin shreds and add to the bowl. Add mayonnaise sparingly and keep stirring to incorporate, stopping when it's still a little on the dry side. The cabbage and apples will let off moisture as they sit, so you do not want to add too much mayonnaise right away. Next stir in the celery seed and salt and pepper to taste.

This picture is from the restaurant, which my brother made. I didn't get a picture of the one I made, but it was just as good. Well ... maybe his knife skills were a lot more consistent and pretty, but it tasted just as good!

Now it's your turn to tell me about your first! To participate in Friday Firsts create a blog post featuring a "first" of yours. Next, link that blog post below and tell us about it! If you don't have a blog or a specific post to link to please tell us about your first in the comment section! Any and all participation is welcome!


Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Wait...working at an ice cream shop and picking blueberries? Did I miss a post?

dlpiano said...

My Friday first was my "famous" zucchini pie made with summer squash instead because I ran out of zucchini.
It was yummy but I still like zucchini better.