I have to say that I think Carrot Salad is a little like the step-child of some Southern dishes. I’m awfully glad Chick-Fil-A does it just to give me a smile every now and then. My Granny made her Carrot Salad and it probably got passed over in lieu of macaroni and cheese and other dishes on the table. I still love it and hope you enjoy it as much as she enjoyed having “company” over to share it with! Please note that growing up in the South, salads were often made with mayo and didn’t resemble the delicious garden salads that we rely on these days. Other Southern salads include, pear salad( canned pears topped with a dollop of mayo sprinkled with shredded cheddar served on a lettuce leaf), jello/congealed salad( don’t get me started…), chicken salad, and ham salad( where do you think deviled ham came from…)
Millie’s Carrot Salad
3 lbs carrots
1/4 cup sugar
1 can crushed pineapple
3/4 cup seedless golden raisins
1 cup mayonnaise
Place raisins in hot water and let stand for 10 minutes. Grate carrots, add sugar, pineapple, mayonnaise, and raisins(well-drained). Mix well. Chill. Will keep in refrigerator for several days.