Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 1/2 Red cabbage

  2. 70 Bacon fat or butter

  3. 1 Onion - finely chopped

  4. 250 Dry red wine

  5. 2 Tart apples cored & diced - (not peeled)

  6. 30 /20 g brown sugar

  7. 15 Wine vinegar

  8. 2 1/2 Caraway seeds

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Discard the outer leaves of a firm, 1.5-kg red cabbage and cut it in half. Shred finely and soak in salted water for 15 minutes. Drain well.

  2. Heat the bacon fat or butter in a large heavy skillet and add 1 finely chopped onion. Cook onion until transparent, about 5 minutes, then add cabbage. Toss well with two wooden spoons, as you would a salad. When cabbage starts to wilt, add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, and red wine.

  3. Simmer for 5 minutes and then add 2 tart apples, cored and diced, but not peeled. Sprinkle with brown sugar, and add wine vinegar and caraway seeds.

  4. Cover, with lid slightly askew, and simmer over low heat for about 45 minutes. Serves 8, and is good hot or cold.

  5. Author's Notes: I just tried this recipe from a column in the local paper. It's good winter food - very satisfying on a cold nasty day. My only caveat is to use a *large* skillet, or halve the recipe. I cooked a full batch and had cabbage overflowing onto the stove.


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