German Red Cabbage

Serves: 4

Red Cabbage is THE traditional German side dish that goes so well with almost any dish.

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1 head red cabbage, shredded
2 to 3 tablespoons butter, oil, or lard (oil, if making this vegan)
1 onion, diced
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.


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