Seeking best coleslaw
I'm hosting a party with Rudy's BBQ as the main event. However I don't care for their sides. Any opinion on the best ready-made coleslaw in Austin? Preferably a non-mayo type as it's to be an outside party - in March - so maybe mayo would be okay, hard to say.
stiles switch has a lemon/vinegar slaw. I don't love it, but some do.
my favorite slaw in town is from threadgill's. it's mayo based though. I get it to go often.
Actually, my favorite restaurant cole slaw is County Line, but it's mayo-based.
Stiles Switch - you should go taste it first. Like ieathereforeiam said, it's a love/hate thing.
If you're willing to do your own, I really like to do a German Potato Salad version of cole slaw. Basically, sub out the potato for the cabbage. It's really quite good and a quick, easy thing to do (just toss the cabbage to crunchy/wilt and it keeps for hours)!
1/2 - 3/4 head red cabbage, roughly chopped
1/2 - 3/4 head green cabbage, roughly chopped
1/2 lb bacon diced
1 cup onion, thinly sliced or diced
1 T flour
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup beef broth
2 T light brown sugar
1 bunch green thinly sliced green onions
cook bacon (when it foams, it's perfect) and remove bacon
carmelize onions in 1/4 cup of the reserved bacon fat (I actually use less when it's just me, but for most people the pork fat rules)
stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes
whisk in vinegar, broth and sugar until thick like cream gravy
add cabbage and stir until cabbage is just short of wilted as you want it (I like mine pretty crunchy and it continues to wilt a bit after you take it off the heat)
stir in the bacon and the onions when you're ready to serve.
Whole process shouldn't take more than 10 or 15 minutes and you can put it in the fridge for a few hours and serve it cold, too.