Red Cabbage, Bavarian Style

Ingredients

1 medium sized head red cabbage, cored and sliced thin
1 medium yellow onion, sliced thin
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled cored and grated
1 cup unsweetened apple pure juice (not concentrate)
kosher or sea salt & pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice

Preparation

1
Cut red cabbage into quarters and cut out the core and slice thin
2
Peel onion, cut in half and slice thin
3
Grate apple
4
In a dutch oven, add about 1 generous turn of the pan of oil oil and heat.
5
Cook onions 2-3 minutes and add the red cabbage; braise the cabbage until just tender 3-5 minutes. Season with kosher salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
6
Add ground cloves, allspice and nutmeg. Add caraway seed, if desired.
7
Add the brown sugar, apples, apple juice and vinegar.
8
Cover and simmer until the cabbage is cooked and tender-- do not boil or overcook.
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Cooking time is about 30 minutes.
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Serve with a slotted spoon.
11
This works well in a slow cooker.

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About

My mother was born in Bavaria, and she taught me how to make this very traditional dish. Over the years, I've made a few tweaks of my own-- balancing the sweet and sour to make this dish a family favorite.

This is a favorite side dish with Wiener Schnitzel (breaded veal), and Homemade Spaetzle. This freezes really well!
For a tutorial on how to make this, visit my food blog at:
http://foodiewife-kitchen.blogspot.com/2009/03/happy-birthday-mutti-blaukraut-red.html

Yield:

10

Added:

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 3:35pm

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