A couple of generations ago, Kilbourn Gardens was the fanciest, schmanciest restaurant near our part of Racine County. It’s been gone a long time, but old-timers still talk about their Friday fish-fry, especially the coleslaw.
For provenance: GreatGrandma got this recipe from a neighbor, Mrs. Jeri McBryde – who (the story goes) asked the chef for it and received it from his kitchen! This was typed up 50 years ago or so.
I’ve added red cabbage and apples, but the dressing recipe is the same as Mrs. McBryde wrote down. I’ve tested various vinegars and found apple cider to be the tastiest.
Dress it up or down, this is a wonderful taste of Wisconsin history.