German Style Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage Recipe

Submitted By: Kurt from Chicago.

German Style Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage Notes

This is a Family Heirloom Recipe from my German Grandmother Agusta

  • 2 Pounds (approximately) red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 or 3 medium apples, peeled, cored and shredded
  • 1 to 2 Cups hot water
  • 1/3 to 2/3 Cup vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons butter or hard bacon grease
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and stuck with 12 whole cloves
Serves / Yields

4 Servings

Preparation Instructions

Remove outer wilted leaves and rinse under cold water. Shred or chop (do not use core). In a heavy pot or Dutch Oven combine cabbage and apple, 1 cup of hot water and the rest of ingredients except onion. Cover and bring to a boil. Let boil for 10 min add more water if necessary. Bury onion in center of pot covering with cabbage mixture simmer for 15 min. Stir and taste, should be more sweet than sour. Adjust seasonings if necessary. Let simmer for 1 hr stirring occasionally. Mixture should be slightly juicy. Remove onion make sure all cloves are still in onion. Slightly thicken with corn starch if desired before serving or cooling. Enjoy!!

Helpful Hints

This is best if made a day ahead and let age in the fridge overnight.

Quick Shopping List

Cloves, Whole or Ground
Whole Ceylon, in a glass jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2 oz.

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