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West Virginia Hot Dog Slaw

If you lived south of the fabled slaw line in West Virginia, you ate slaw on your hot dogs. This slaw was a favorite of many a generation in our home town at the baseball park and will soon become your go to for summer cookouts as well.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Appalachian, Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 Hot Dogs


  • 1 Small Head White Cabbage Shredded 4 Cups, I small head or half of a large head
  • 1/2 Cup Mayo For authentic WV taste use Hellman's
  • 3 Tablespoons Buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons White Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt More to your taste
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper More to your taste


  1. Cut the cabbage in half and remove the core of the cabbage.
  2. With a food processor or a box grater shred the cabbage. It should be about 4 cups shredded.
  3. In a large bowl add all of the remaining ingredients and mix well with a whisk.
  4. Add the shredded cabbage and mix well. place it into the refrigerator to cool and allow the flavors to meld together for at least 4 hours. Stir before using to redistribute all of the flavors.