Bev requested a recipe for "Coleslaw with peanuts".
Here is one response that came in this week..
Be sure to also check out this weeks recipe request, below.
In newsletter #497, reader Bev asked for a recipe that contained only 3
ingredients, with two being cabbage and peanuts. I suspect it may
have been a Peanut Salad recipe using a commercially made coleslaw
dressing, such as Marzetti's, heated in a pan with the peanuts and
then poured over the cabbage. While searching the Internet for her
request, I came across what must be the truly original recipe for
Peanut Salad. It was published in 1925 by none other than George
Washington Carver in a Bulletin (No. 31, June 1925) titled "How To
Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption."
How wonderfully appropriate this request came in during African
American History month! I am including Mr. Carver's original recipe
below, in which you have to make your own dressing, as well as the
link to the educational site containing the full bulletin and all 105 recipes
. I hope this gives Bev what she is looking for. Thank you for such a
wonderful Newsletter! Sandra, Midway Kentucky
NO. 60, PEANUT SALAD NUMBER ONE
1 small cabbage
1 cup vinegar
1 teaspoon flour
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1 pint peanuts
2 teaspoons salt
Chop cabbage and peanuts up fine; add the salt and pepper. Cream
the butter, mustard, sugar, and flour together; stir in the vinegar;
cook in double boiler until stiff; add yolks of the eggs. Pour over
nuts and cabbage, and serve.
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