Sunday, March 21, 2010

Amazing Discovery - The Long Lost Marmet Yellow Slaw Recipe!

So there I was snooping through this random flea market and I happened to pick up a little recipe box. Inside the box was an old and yellowing index card with the following recipe typed as plain as day. Since Mr. C's demise, this recipe was thought to be lost forever.

With the possible exception of the Dead Sea Scrolls, there has never been a more significant discovery of the written word.


3 lb head of cabbage, shredded fine and drained
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper

Combine ingredients and leave overnight in refrigerator.

For all those readers who had been looking for a good WV Hot Dog slawrecipe, look no further! While it isn't traditional WVHD slaw, it is very tasty.

Here is a old photo of a Mr. C's yellow slaw dog and a regular slaw version.


Mike said...

hey Stanton, I got the opportunity to try your recipe out early last month and found that it's an absolutely amazing slaw. Sweet, smooth, and a fantastic cool-down to the spicy Yann's-like sauce I paired it with. I wrote about it over at my blog at

Thanks and keep up the good work!

- Mike

Miss Moody said...

wow. i was literally telling someone yesterday at work that the best hotdogs come from this little stand in Marmet. Then today, I come across you coming across the recipe for the slaw. THANK YOU! lol this is great. I used to go get hotdogs there with my Grandmother when I was young. So glad they are keeping it going!

-amanda m ( boone county)

Kathy Grant said...

I have so missed the slaw on hot dogs being a transplanted West Virginian. I have been thinking that I needed to ask family and friends about recipes for Boone County slaw.


Chaos1508 said...

I thought this recipe was gone with the old Canary Cottage in Marmet when it closed down. I've had yellow slaw that others have made but none comes close to what the Canary Cottage use to serve. Can't wait to try this out.

Brenda B (Marmet, WV)

Janet Carroll said...

I need a West Virginia Marmet chili recipe for hot dogs. Anyone?

chizle49 said...

You can stop at Chums in Marmet, they have some great hot dogs with yellow slaw !

chizle49 said...

Stop at Chums in Marmet , they have some great hot dogs with yellow slaw

Nova Cooper said...

Can hardly wait to try this with the best hot dog chili in WV. Will let you know how it pairs with Mama Jo's Cupboard WV 'Eeresistable Hot Dog Chili?

Kim Clark said...

This is awesome! I am from WV but had to move away several years ago. The one thing I have missed has been the hot dogs! This helps me so much with my cravings! Thank you!

Rush_0 said...

My Grandmother worked at that little stand for many many years.

roxy todd said...

Hi Rush_O! Would you be interested in telling us more about this story and what you or your grandmother remember about this hot dog stand in Marmet? I work for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and this is a fascinating story to me. I'd love to hear more. Roxy Todd

C.Brown said...

I worked at Tom's in Marmet W.V. in 2005 originally from G.A. I worked in the Deli I forgot how to make the yellow slaw and all these years have been searching for the recipe . Soooooo glad I found it online on 9/19/2015. The best slaw ever.

R D P said...

There once was Marmet Dairy Bar with the best hot dogs around and run by Bernard & Jan Dolin. The chili and slaw was made from scratch. It wasn't yellow slaw though it had a touch of mustard in it. Was the yellow slaw at the Marmet Dairy Post? Both were hotdog stands. Post was across the street from the Jr High...Dairy Bar was same side of the street as the Jr High.

Mary Parasiliti said...

when I first moved to Jamestown, NY, in 1965, I went to Steve's Texas Hots. I ask for a hot dog with everything. I got home, took dog out of bag. What I had was a weiner, a bun, a packet of ketsup and a packet of mustard. It cost me 75 cents. I cried for two hours. When I left WV, i could get 10 hot dogs for a dollar at the Gold Dome. It wasn't the price that I cried about. It was the lack of chile and cole slaw. People up north don't have a clue.

Douglas H. Taylor said...

WOW! I remember some sixty years ago my Grandmother would drive from Ferndale to Charleston (approximately 40 miles) to shop for things we could not get in Whitesville. The highlight of the trip was stopping in Marmet for those delicious hot dogs with slaw on the return trip home. I will finally revisit my childhood delight after 40+ years.