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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Living In: Fort Myers, Florida, USA
Linda (LMT) is looking for: (5 recommendations)
What's the best way or your preferred method of chopping ingredients to make coleslaw? Food processor, hand grater, knife ...??

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Last updated: Jul. 12, 2013 6:43 pm
Posted: Jul. 12, 2013 12:21 pm
Commented by: Nadine
Jul. 12, 2013 12:23 pm
LOL just made a carrot and raisin salad. For this I use my box grater. If do slaw I would cut the cabbage with a knife and use the grater for the rest of the ingredients.
Commented by: Semigourmet
Jul. 12, 2013 12:23 pm
I use a mandolin or I hand slice. the carrots I use a hand grater or if I am doing a lot. I use a food processor for both.
Commented by: Brenda
Jul. 12, 2013 12:26 pm
I will be the first to admit it, I buy it already chopped up so I only have to open the bags! :~)
Jul. 12, 2013 12:32 pm
I generally cut cabbage by hand unless I'm making it for a crowd and using more than one head. Then I would probably use the food processor.
Jul. 12, 2013 1:09 pm
I cut by hand if making it for my small family. I like the texture of cut slaw. If I have to make a lot, I use the food processor.
Jul. 12, 2013 1:12 pm
I'm the same, by hand if a small amount, anything more the food processor.
Thisni Caza
Jul. 12, 2013 1:21 pm
I am with Brenda: I buy the cabbage already cut. I tried cutting it myself but wasn't happy with the results.
Jul. 12, 2013 4:01 pm
Food processor. When I make slaw, I always make a big batch, so for me, the FP is quick and easy.
Commented by: Trish87109
Jul. 12, 2013 1:16 pm
I use my Cuisinart with a slicing disk and the shute. It's great! The shute sends it all into a large bowl on the counter and all I have to do is mix everything with the dressing.
Linda (LMT)
Jul. 12, 2013 1:21 pm
I've been chopping the cabbage by hand and was curious to see what everyone else does. I have a processor and use that for the carrot but didn't care to use it for the cabbage. I want to get a mandolin for it and other things.
Jul. 12, 2013 1:45 pm
Linda(LMT) mandolins are great, but they are very sharp so be careful. Love your new photo.
Jul. 12, 2013 2:01 pm
I do everything by hand. A bit time consuming, but I enjoy it. I don't own a food processor or a mandolin. I have a couple of graters that I use mostly for shredding cheese.
Jul. 12, 2013 2:14 pm
I just watched a video in which a women said to put it in the blender add some water and then put it through a sieve after.
Jul. 12, 2013 2:59 pm
It is certainly faster to grate items for coleslaw with something like a Quisiant. A blender would turn the ingredients to mush so I wouldn't recommend that. You can also cut it by hand, but will take a lot longer, especially if making a large quantity.
Jul. 12, 2013 6:36 pm
I use a mandolin also. Cuts it perfectly and easy as long as you're careful
Jul. 12, 2013 6:40 pm
I like the food processor if I'm making a whole head of slaw. It zips through the cabbage, onions, and carrots in no time flat. If I am making just for the two of us I like to hand chop with my knife. I don't usually end up with carrots if I am making it by hand(only when I buy the premix). I made some earlier this week with jicama and green apple. Yummy!
Jul. 12, 2013 6:41 pm
I like mine shredded, but I have eaten it where it is just chopped to bits too.
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Jul. 12, 2013 6:43 pm
This is the one I made without the topping stuff.
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