Red Cabbage, or Blue Kraut (Rotkohl, oder Blaukraut)

Recipe by Dancer
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READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove any ragged leaves from cabbage.
  • Cut in quarters, wash and drain.
  • Shred cabbage on cutting board, discarding core.
  • Heat fat in Dutch oven or casserole.
  • If you use bacon, let it melt but not brown.
  • Add sugar to hot fat and saute slowly until golden brown.
  • Add apple and onion, cover and braise over very low heat 5 minutes.
  • Add shredded cabbage and toss until coated with fat.
  • Pour vinegar over kraut and stir to mix through.
  • Cover and braise slowly, 10 minutes until cabbage has turned"blue" or more exactly, bright purple.
  • Sprinkle with salt, add 1 cup water, cover and simmer slowly 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until tender.
  • Add more liquid if needed.
  • Season with pepper and salt, if needed.
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