This recipe was given to me by my German sister-in-law. It goes really well with the Rouladen recipe I have also published. The vinegar ensures that the lovely red colour of the cabbage remains as it cooks. Enjoy.
Cut cabbage very finely. Heat oil in pan, add onion and cabbage and cook gently. Before cabbage collapses add vinegar to keep the red colour.
Add a cup of water (or you can add some wine too), sugar, cloves, bay leaf. Put lid on pot and cook at low heat until cabbage is soft (about 1 hour and 30 minutes). Keep checking as it cooks to make sure you have enough liquid all the time. Season with salt.