Saturday, April 28, 2012

Rotkohl (German Red Cabbage)

This is a great spicy, sweet cabbage served with schnitzel or Sauerbraten (German beef roast).

1 medium head red cabbage, cored and sliced
2 large tart apples, peeled and sliced
1 medium sweet onion, sliced and separated into rings
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbls. butter
1 tsp salt
6 whole peppercorns
2 whole allspice
2 whole cloves
1 bay leaf

In a Dutch Oven or stock pot, toss cabbage, apples and onions. Add water, vinegar, sugar, butter and salt.

Place peppercorns, allspice, cloves and bay leaf in a spice bag and add to mixture in pot.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Discard spice bag before serving.

Cooks note - this can also be made in a slow cooker. Simply add all ingredients and cook on low 6-8 hours.


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