German Red Cabbage
Red Cabbage is THE traditional German side dish that goes so well with almost any dish.
|1 head||red cabbage, shredded|
|2 to 3 tablespoons||butter, oil, or lard (oil, if making this vegan)|
|salt, pepper, sugar|
|ground cloves, vinegar, cornstarch|
In large pot, heat butter, oil, lard or combination. Lightly saute onion.
Add red cabbage. Continue to saute for several minutes, stirring . When some of the cabbage has browned, add about 1 cup of water.
Add about 1 tsp salt, some freshly ground pepper, about 1/4 tsp cloves, and 2 tsp sugar. Stir.
Bring to simmer, cover. Simmer for about 30 - 60 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Add water as necessary and stir occasionally during simmering.
Add about 2 tbsp vinegar. Taste and season with more salt, cloves, pepper, sugar, and vinegar as needed.
Mix about 2 tbsp cornstarch with cold water and slowly stir in just enough to thicken red cabbage liquid. Serve.