Join the discussion
of German recipes on our Facebook site

You get to meet others too that share German heritage.

Comment on the recipes

Submit your own recipes too!


First Name:
Primary Email:

we keep your email and name private

German Style Cole Slaw

German Cole Slaw

This is a basic simple cole Slaw, that was adapted from a German Chef friend. a simple vinaigrette dressing. The key to it is working the cabbage a little with some salt. You will notice a wonderful difference in the texture of the cabbage, just the right crunch. A refreshing dressing and not cloying mayonnaise.

Another great         Kitchen Project             Recipes from a German Grandma              Recipe Request                German OnlineShop

4 cups cabbage shredded and chopped
1 teaspoon salt

Dressing :
1 /4 cup cider vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon teaspoon Dill weed or celery seed
1 / 2 teaspoon black pepper
sugar ( varies how you like it. 1 tablespoon for tart andup to 4 tablespoons for sweet.

other vegetables :
1 tablespoon chopped onion
2 Tablespoons chopped bell pepper.

printer friendly

Another version of German style Cole Slaw (cooked)


This technique I learned from a German Chef who called it Gestamphe salad, or pounded german cabbage salad. You work the cabbage with the salt and it breaks down the cabbage structure and it's juices naturally. You get a better texture and it doesn't weep, causing the dressing to be diluted.

Here is about 4 cups of chopped cabbage. I work the cabbage with salt with my hands



5 piece Mandolin by Swissmar

This is my favorite slicing tool that I use all the time. It is well worth the money.



I let the cabbage sit on the board for about 15 minutes and you can see how much water is already coming out of the cabbage.



You can see the texture of the cabbage had begun to break down a bit. It is still crunchy but just the right amount. I squeeze out the water and put it in a bowl to dress.


Assemble the dressing ingredients.

Add to the shredded cabbage, and mix.

Add chopped onions or bell pepper if you want. You can also add a few Tablespoons of cream or sour cream





More Recipes and Links



Enter your recipe request and search


Where to shop for German Foods and Things

I order from the German Deli more frequently than ever.
I try to get in bulk to make the shipping dollars count.
Also there are sales all the time I like to take advantage of.
They are nice folks. If you don't believe me call them.
and tell them Stephen Block sent you from the German Goodies Newsletter
Shop for German Food

Go here and search for all kinds of German Food

Shop for German Clothing,
Cooking equipment for German Food,
Fun German stuff

more information

Come in and Shop!

From the German Plaza

Do you have a question or comment on this recipe?
make sure you put the recipe name in the subject line

Didn't find the recipe that you were looking for? Search for it through google.



German Recipe index

Listen to German Music
Listen to the Chicken Dance, and download it
CD's recommendations and links

Do you have a German Name?
Also what your German name means

Do you want to learn to speak a little German?
Learn one word a day.

Explore your German Heritage
Find out if your relatives came over through Ellis Island and more good links



Back to top

E-Mail The Webmaster
© 1998- to present The Kitchen Project 

Last updated September 30, 2017