Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Red Cabbage

This recipe from my grandma is one of my favorite holiday side dishes. The sweet and sour taste is a great compliment to the rest of the meal. I love that it's a non-starchy side. I also love that it's super pretty! (Being super easy to make doesn't hurt, either.)

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Ingredients:

1 medium head red cabbage
1 large or 2 small apples
1 medium onion
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon corn starch


Begin by quartering the head of red cabbage. Cut each quarter into slices 1/4 inch thick and place in a large pot.

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Dice the onion and add it to the red cabbage.

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The recipe calls for Granny Smith apples, but I didn't have those on hand. These Fuji apples worked just as well.

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Peel and slice the apples.

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Add them to the pot.

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Add the sugar and the salt as well.

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And the vinegar...

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and the water.

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Turn the stove on high and stir the mixture, letting it boil for about 5 minutes.

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Then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot ajar,

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and let it simmer together for 45 minutes.

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When it comes off the stove, add about a tablespoon of corn starch to bring the liquid to the thickness of gravy.

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Oooooh, I can smell the sweet and sour goodness now! Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same without some red cabbage. That's why I made a whole post-Thanksgiving feast this weekend, to enjoy all of the fixings that we missed while at the fire station last Thursday.

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And, to have leftovers!

3 comments:

Katie said...

This looks fantastic! Are you German? I love red German cabbage cooked with sweet n sour! I've been looking for a good recipe for this! Thanks!

Katie said...

Hi Katie! Yes--this comes from the German side of the family. Good call! You get 5 bonus points. :)

wife.mom.nurse said...

I was going to guess Polish.

What a great tradition. Have not had anything like that before...but honestly, it sounds yummy :)

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