Since then, I have wanted to find the best Pool Room Slaw recipe out there and the one I had that day is the only one that will do. I have two or three recipes on the backburner given to us by friends years ago. Do they hold the key to my search? Maybe. Time will tell. All I can say is that slaw was so good, it could be a permanent replacement for my Cucumber Relish . Now that warm weather is sneaking up on us, that means weinie roasts at the river, so I've got to step up my game.
Not too long ago, I was flipping through our Jack Daniels "The Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook" and low and behold, there was this recipe. It even claimed to be the Fayetteville version. Well you know I just had to go get the stuff to fix it. This one is really good, but it's not the same exact Relay for Life hot dog dinner slaw I remember. That one was a deeper gold/yellow and seemed like it was just a little sweeter. This one is a keeper though.
1 head cabbage
1 sweet onion
1/4 cup sugar
3 teaspons mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
Sweet pickle juice to taste (I use the juice from my homemade Bread and Butter pickles)
Chop your onion really fine.
In a bowl mix all your ingredients. Stir until everything is well blended.
Let chill for several hours before serving. This stuff is good on brats, hot dogs, white and pinto beans.