Recipe for

Red Cabbage with Apples

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2   lb.   red cabbage  
2     sour apples  
4     onions  
2   tbs   butter  
1/2   c   red wine vinegar  
1     bay leaf  
2     cloves  
1   c   red wine  
3   tbs   blackcurrant jelly  
1   tbs   sugar  
1   ts   ground cinnamon  
1/2   c   water  

Use Topaz or Boskop apples. These have a nice soury flavour. The amount given above is for apples that are around 3 inches in diameter.

The amount of onions is for a size of 2 inches in diameter.

I prefer Cassia cinnamon over Ceylon (the more widely used sort today). Cassia is a little sweeter and less flowery and is mainly used for Christman decorations today. Because it is very, very hard, it is advisable to use pre-ground cinnamon. If you want to use Ceylon cinnamon, use half a stick.

Use really good red wine vinegar, since one of the most important flavours for this dish is this acid.

The choice of wine depends on the main dish: use the same wine.

The blackcurrent jelly was chosen for fine tuning, because this red cabbage is to be served with Sour Roasted Meat, whose sauce will also contain that kind of jelly.


Ingredients for the red cabbage

Wash cabbage, remove outer leaves, cut or plane into small pieces.

Add salt and vinegar, mix well, and leave in a closed pot for about 2-3h.

Red cabbage, cut into pieces

Wash, pare, and core apples, then cut into small pieces.

Apples, cut into pieces

Peel onions, then cut into small pieces.

Melt butter in a pot, add onions, then add apples and about half of the sugar. Fry for a while.

Onions with butter

Mix cabbage vinegar salt mixture with onions and apples. Put into a large pot and slightly fry.

Add red wine, water, spices, and jelly, and let simmer for about 1 hour until the cabbage is tender.

Zum Servieren wieder erhitzen.

Red cabbage, fried

Add salt, pepper, sugar, and jelly to taste.

Leave in the refrigerator for at least 24h before serving.

Reheat and serve hot.

Red cabbage, ready for eating


January 14th, 2013
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