LuAnn Tucker, Rick Bayless’ sister, prefers this mayonnaise-enhanced slaw, another Hickory House specialty, to the tangy “sour” version.

Yield: serves 4-6


  • 12 medium head green cabbage, cored and very thinly sliced (about 8 cups)
  • 1 (2-oz.) bottle chopped pimentos, drained, or 1 small red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded, and cut into ¼” pieces
  • 3 ribs celery, cut into ¼” dice
  • 34 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • Salt


  1. Put cabbage, pimentos, celery, mayonnaise, sugar, and 1 tsp. salt into a large bowl and toss well. Adjust seasonings with more salt, if you like. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. The flavor and texture are best when slaw is made an hour or tow before serving.