Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
This side dish is a stable in all Danish homes and is served as a condiment along with pork roast, duck etc. It can be served warm or cold. The recipe is adapted from a Danish cook book 'God Mad - Let at lave' which is also a stable in Danish homes. The prepared cabbage can be frozen for up to 6 months.
- 1 lb red cabbage, sliced and diced
- 1 apple, cored and finely sliced
- 3⁄4 cup cranberry juice
- 2 cups vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Place cabbage, apple, vinegar, cranberry and salt in a pot; simmer under lid for 1 hour.
- Remove the lid and cook for another 10 min to let some of the moisture steam off
- Remove from heat and if needed strain lightly, you will need to have a bit of moisture left but the cabbage should not be swimming in it.
- Add sugar until desired tartness is achieved.
I made a 1/3 version of your recipe as written for ZWT6, mainly because I love this stuff but DH does not care for it. There are 3 things that esp appealed to me about this recipe: 1) The added fruit, esp the cranberry .. 2) Since the fruit adds a measure of sweetness, sugar is then added to suit taste pref .. & 3) The recipe is easily down-sized (as I did) or can be made for larger crowds as this is a very popular dish to accompany spec dinner meals & holiday dining fare in Iceland. All that said, it is an easy-fix w/an excellent result & I espect I will rely on it freq. It was combined with Smorgastarta - Swedish Sandwich Torte by CJAY (another ZWT6 effort) to make a tasty lunch. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us.
I love this (being Danish) and I couldn't understand why people thought it had to much vinegar in, until I checked my 'god mad -let at lave' (the original recipe) and it seems foo.com have a type-o. The original recipe calls for 50-100ml of vinegar (about half the amount of juice). I live in the UK and have to use cranberry juice too, but it is even nicer with redcurrent juice which is the traditional thing to use.
I agree that the vinegar is a bit much, but I really like that there is no onions in the recipe which is hard to come by.