Fiction Writing and Other Oddities

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Recipe for Red Cabbage

Recipe Alert!
I got this wonderful recipe for German Red Cabbage from my mother-in-law. We're having it for dinner tonight, along with ham and mashed potatoes, and I thought I share it. Cabbage is very good for you, and this is outstanding.

Red Cabbage
1/3 stick of butter
1 med. Onion, diced fine

1 Red Cabbage, washed and cup up fairly finely, e.g. for Cole slaw
1 c. water
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1 whole apple, peeled, cored and cut up into a rough dice
1 bay leaf
2 whole cloves
1 pinch flour sprinkled on top

In a saucepan, melt the butter and sauté the onion. Add the cabbage, water, and all the other ingredients (except the flour), mix. Sprinkle with a pinch of flour, put on a tight lid and cook over medium heat until boiling. Then reduce the heat and cook until the apple chunks disappear. Check the water level occasionally to make sure it doesn't burn.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love cabbage - my inner fraulein thanks you for the recipe! You are right about it being a healthy food, and for me it brings back memories of being an Army brat in Germany, where the gasthauses all smell like cooked cabbage and sauerkraut and bratwurst and brotchen (not sure of the spelling, but those hard rolls with the melt-in-your-mouth soft middles) and hot mustard. Mmmm!