~ Buffalo-Style Blue-Cheese & Celery "Slider Slaw" ~
Slider slaw. That's the nickname affectionately given to this tangy little concoction by the football-watching men in my life -- the ones who like my bacon 'n blue cheese hamburger sliders on college game day Saturdays, and, my Buffalo-style shredded chicken sliders on professional game day Sundays. While I first intended this to be a side-dish, nowadays, if you were sitting around my house watching football, you'd encounter my guys heaping it atop their sliders.
Slider slaw. This is not a rocket science recipe. In fact, it took me twice as long to make it today because I had to measure and weigh my ingredients to write this blog post -- instead of just throwing them into a bowl and stirring them all together without giving any thought to specifics.
1 1/4 cups crumbled blue cheese
1 cup diced celery (4 ounces)
3/4 cup diced onion (4 ounces)
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
10-12 tablespoons chunky-style blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing, your choice
1-2 tablespoons Frank's RedHot Wing Sauce, not Frank's RedHot
~Step 1. In a large bowl prep and place the slaw mix, crumbled blue cheese, diced celery, diced onion and celery seed. Using a large spoon or spatula, fold to thoroughly combine. Add the 10 tablespoons of the blue cheese or ranch dressing and 1 tablespoon of the wing sauce. Toss again. Taste and adjust the creamy texture and the heat by adding a bit more salad dressing or wing sauce. Transfer to a 2-quart food storage container with a tight-fitting lid, cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until well-chilled (overnight is fine too).
Side-dish? Slider or 'burger topper? The choice is yours!
Special Equipment List: cutting board; chef's knife; large spoon or spatula; 2-quart food storage container w/tight-fitting lid
Cook's Note: I really enjoy crunchy cole slaw a lot, and, you'll find several different recipes for it here on Kitchen Encounters. One of my favorites ~ Asian Broccoli Slaw w/Honey-Sesame Dressing ~ is a pleasant change of pace from those made with creamy dressings. You can find this refreshing recipe in Categories 2, 4, 13 or 20.
"We are all in this food world together." ~ Melanie Preschutti
(Recipe, Commentary and Photos courtesy of Melanie's Kitchen/Copyright 2016)