Cole Slaw WV Style

Dave T.


My Granny Leona Hayner made it this way and my mom (Helen Ferrell) and the Hayner family always said I was the only one who could make it like Granny did. It's a hard recipe to write down because I've always just grabbed and dumped when making it. Sometimes I add a little celery seed sometimes I don't.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 4 c
    fine shredded green cabbage
  • 3 Tbsp
    mayonnaise (heaping spoons)
  • 1 tsp
    sugar (may use splenda)
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Splash
  • 1 small
    fine shredded carrot

How to Make Cole Slaw WV Style


  1. Mix cabbage, carrot, sugar, salt and pepper together
  2. Add mayonase, thin with a small splash of buttermilk.
  3. Mix together and chill, should have a sweet yet tangy taste, serve cold on BBQ, West Virginia style hot dogs, as a side with ribs or brisket, pinto beans and cornbread.

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About Cole Slaw WV Style

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern

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