Cookin' With Leo
Uncle Bubba’s Tailgatin’ Quick Fix Hardy Redneck Salad
Well, I suppose we all got through them Holidays,
whatever you wanted to call them, which I ain’t gonna’
name, since it might be sorta’ unconstitutional,
un-American, or even un-Uncle Bubba, whichever. Don’t
know if I ever mention Uncle Bubba very often, but then
he is one of my ‘outlaw’ relatives, part of my first
wife’s family. I sorta’ liked the guy as a kind of ol’
fart fun fellow that’s a real goof off. A swell ‘one of
the guys’ type. Beside making good moonshine back in
those hidden hills of North Carolina, and being a good
driver who probably should have been a part of NASCAR,
he also knew how to throw a great tailgatin’ party. And,
he just loved to watch them Tar Heels womp up on some
other southern team like the Gators or the Crimson Tide
while whippin’ up a real ‘he man’ meal on the tailgate
of his pickup. He could fire up a half dozen charcoal,
gas, or whatever kind of grills on that tailgate and
never ever peel the paint off the pickup. Anyway I used
to watch him in amazement as he got all his stuff
together and womped up everything from a salad to steaks
to desert, all ready just in time for all them redneck
cousins and buddies of his. He was another one who
hated them sissy salads, and if he made a salad it was a
real he-man type with a little more than just lettuce
and tomato with a smotherin’ of dressing on top. So, I
thought that all of you who are planning a playoff party
or a super bowl bash might like this salad which is a
bit more than lettuce. This is he man stuff.
So, let’s get it together. This is for the
1 lb fully cooked, smoked beef sausage links. Cut into
½ inch slices.
2 tablespoons olive oil.
1 large sweet onion sliced into thin wedges.
4 red apples, cut each one into 12 wedges, cut out the
Packaged cole slaw mix, about 1 ½ pounds
Salt, to taste.
½ cup apple jelly
¼ cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
½ teaspoon black pepper
Mix well in a bowl.
Puttin’ it all together:
Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet with a cover. Add
the onions and apples. Cover and cook over medium heat
for 5 minutes. Stir in the slaw, and continue cooking
another 4 minutes or until cabbage is crispy tender.
Season with salt and set aside on a large serving
In the same skillet add the beef sausage and heat and
stir over high heat for about two minutes. Reduce heat
and stir in the combined dressing ingredients. Cook
until the sauce thickens a bit, about 2 minutes on
Spoon all that over the warm slaw mixture and serve
immediately while warm...
This goes with them thick steaks and baked
potatoes, and Mick or Bud.
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