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Mom's Cole Slaw Dressing

Mom's Dressing for Cole Slaw

Course Salad Dressing, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade-cole-slaw-dressing, homestyle-cole-slaw-dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 2 lbs
Calories 794kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 4 Tbsp salted butter
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp celery salt
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 2 beaten egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 16 oz packages deli style cole slaw mix
  • 4 medium chopped green onions


  • Over medium heat in a stove top sauce pan, melt 4 tablespoons of butter.
  • Whisk in the vinegar. Over low heat whisk in the flour, lemon juice and seasonings. Whisk until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Beat the egg yolks in a separate bowl, then pour 2 tablespoon of the warm liquid into the beaten egg yolks to temper them.
  • Slowly drizzle the egg yolks into the vinegar mixture, whisking continually. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the stove top and beat in 1 cup of granulated sugar.
  • Beat for 2 minutes or until the dressing has thickened and is light yellow in color. Cool completely.
  • After the dressing has cooled pour over the chopped cole slaw and green onions. Mix well.
  • Let the cole slaw chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  • Taste and adjust the salt and pepper, if needed, and stir well before serving.


Serving: 1lb | Calories: 794kcal | Carbohydrates: 134g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 256mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 116g | Vitamin A: 1259IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg