German Red Cabbage (Rotkohl) is a classic German recipe that just warms the heart. It's this amazing blend of tangy, sweet, and sour flavors that'll make your taste buds dance! We take red cabbage, apples, and onions, add some wine, vinegar, and spices, and then let it simmer slowly until it's melt-in-your-mouth tender. Trust me, it's absolutely delicious!
Pantry Seasonings: teaspoon salt, pepper, ground cloves, allspice, nutmeg, bay leaf Pantry: olive oil, brown sugar, apple juice, red wine vinegar, red wine, grape jelly or red currant jelly Produce: onion, sliced thin, red cabbage, apples, peeled, cored and grated
When choosing the cabbage, go for a nice firm head of red cabbage with crisp and shiny leaves. Remember, the deeper the color, the better it is!
start with the onions and saute them in a large pot until soft.
Next, add in the sliced red cabbage and seasonings - salt, pepper, ground cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and a bay leaf. Now comes the secret ingredient - grated apples! They may seem like an unusual addition but trust me, they add just the right amount of sweetness
Cover the pot and simmer until tender. The combination of these ingredients gives the dish its signature tangy-sweet flavor. If you want to take it up a notch, you can also add grape jelly or red currant jelly for some extra depth of flavor.
German red cabbage, with its delightful mix of sweet and sour notes, goes amazingly well with a variety of main courses. This red cabbage recipe adds a special touch that takes the meal to the next level.
You can really taste the authenticity of this traditional German recipe in every bite. It's like being transported straight to the heart of Germany with its rich flavors! Trust me, when you make this, you're truly indulging in a genuine piece of authentic German culinary heritage.
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