Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Oma's Red Cabbage Recipe

Something I didn't think I would love to eat nor would learn to cook -- Oma's red cabbage.

This is one of my husband's favorite food, and he had to do without it in our table for more than 10 years because I always said I don't like it. Just like my girls, I already disliked the rotkraut (red cabbage) just because; when actually, I haven't tasted it.

But when we had guests the past few week and my husband decided to serve it, it was a turn-around for me. MC loved it. I loved it, too. Our guests so loved it, that they asked me for the recipe (as if I know how to cook it.) Good thing my husband's got Oma's recipe and I am sharing it, too.

Oma's Red Cabbage

1 pc red cabbage
some bacon, diced or schmalz (lard)
1 pc onion, chopped
9 tbsp wine vinegar
1 c water
2 tsp sugar
6 pcs cloves
2 apples, peeled and chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Chop the red cabbage. Fry the chopped bacon. Then add the rotkraut. Then mix the onion, essig, salt, pepper, cloves and sugar.

After a few minutes, add the apple to the mixture. Let simmer on low heat for around an hour or more.

We love it best when served with cutlet or schnitzel and mashed potatoes. But this Christmas, we served it together with turkey and it was great, too.