John Woods series, Fifty Ways to Love a Catfish explores side dishes that are most often associated with summertime backyard barbecues, fish fries, family reunions, picnics, and more. Whether creamy or savory, Coleslaw is a controversial dish that divides the human race. There are lovers and haters of Coleslaw. Woods simple recipes of mayonnaise coleslaw, aka creamy Coleslaw, vinegar coleslaw, tangy Coleslaw, no mayonnaise coleslaw, aka no mayo coleslaw, or a combination of vinegar and mayonnaise slaw recipes have converted naysayers across the country. Whether you like sweet Coleslaw or tangy Coleslaw, slaw for bbq, or slaw for fish fries, this video, and its simple side dish coleslaw recipes are for you.
John Woods is known as “Mr. Catfish” and is a recognized authority on the subject of cooking US Pond Raised-Catfish. His catfish cooking career has spanned more than three decades. He has cooked catfish and accompanying side dishes for tens of thousands of people across the United States and Canada through his catering company. His restaurants, featuring pond-raised catfish, were highly successful, and his recipes are still in demand.
Woods’ series, Fifty Ways to Love a Catfish, is a comprehensive series on the “How to” of frying, baking, broiling, searing, steaming, smoking, stewing, grilling, air-frying, and even sous-vide of cooking this excellent and versatile fish. Some have called this series: the video Bible” of cooking catfish.
Below you will find three coleslaw options, Mayonaise based, vinegar-based, mayonnaise, and vinegar-based (similar to KFC coleslaw). Enjoy and experiment with each one.
Simple Mayonnaise Based Slaw – Creamy Coleslaw in Three Minutes
- Mixing bowl
- Small spoon
- Knife and cutting board for onion and/or cabbage
• 1 pound chopped or diced cabbage, with carrots and red cabbage for color (optional)
• ¼ cup white sugar (or to taste}
• 1 tablespoon coarse black pepper (to taste)
• 1 cup of your favorite mayonnaise
• ¼ cup chopped onions (optional), or to taste
- Mix sugar, pepper, mayonnaise together in a mixing bowl. Add to cabbage and onions. Stir thoroughly.
- Adjust ingredients to your taste.
Note: Adding salt will make your slaw very wet. Salt should be added at the last minute if desired.
Mayonnaise and Vinegar Based Slaw – Similar to KFC
Prepare the above recipe.
Mix ¼ cup Apple cider vinegar with mayonnaise, pepper, and sugar. Combine with cabbage mix.
Vinegar Based Slaw Mix – Sweet and Tangy
Prepare the above recipe but eliminate the mayonnaise.
Add approximately ¼ cup of vegetable or salad oil to the vinegar. Olive oil will give the mixture an unpleasant flavor profile (my opinion).
Play around with these recipes and make them your own. Share your thoughts and experiments with me.