Poor Folks' Dressing (Coleslaw)

Poor Folks' Dressing (coleslaw)

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Martha Price


I found this recipe among my grandmother's recipes. It looks like it had been cut from an old magazine - very old, from the yellowing of the paper!
It states it is for use as a coleslaw dressing, although I imagine it could be used as a sweet dressing on lettuce.
I have not tried it myself, as I am not really a coleslaw (or sweet dressing) fan, so don't know if it is tasty or not so tasty. But, I am posting it because I was intrigued by the name! If you try it, let me know what you think!


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Makes 3/4 cup
5 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1/4 c
    sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1 dash(es)
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    onion powder

How to Make Poor Folks' Dressing (Coleslaw)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a screw-top jar; shake. Use for coleslaw.

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About Poor Folks' Dressing (Coleslaw)

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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