Eastern European Red Cabbage

Serves 6

There’s one thing I know for sure. This recipe is served all over Germany and other eastern European countries. You almost don’t have to look at a menu before ordering it (unless, of course, you’re eating at a Chinese restaurant in Germany). Red cabbage is super simple to make -the hardest part is cutting the cabbage. And that’s not very hard. Unless you don’t have a knife.

Ingredients:

1 head red cabbage, cored and sliced thinly (about 3 lbs)
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 cup water
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 bay leaf
Salt
pepper

Method:

Today is the day you get to take out your anxiety on a small purple cabbage. It’s loads of fun.

First, core and slice it.

Next, add it to a large pot with sliced onions, sugar, vinegar, and a bay leaf.

A little water, salt and pepper balance things out.

Simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until the cabbage is as tender as you’d like, tossing occasionally. I found tongs the best way to “stir” the cabbage.

Now, I have to warn you. That’s what friends do.

I ate half of this recipe for lunch one day. My bladder will never be the same.

Let’s just say … there’s a lot of liquid in cabbage.

Sorry for sharing that, but I thought you should know.

Eastern European Red Cabbage
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There’s one thing I know for sure. This recipe is served all over Germany and other eastern European countries. You almost don’t have to look at a menu before ordering it (unless, of course, you’re eating at a Chinese restaurant in Germany). Red cabbage is super simple to make -the hardest part is cutting the cabbage. And that’s not very hard. Unless you don’t have a knife.
Servings
6 people
Servings
6 people
Eastern European Red Cabbage
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
There’s one thing I know for sure. This recipe is served all over Germany and other eastern European countries. You almost don’t have to look at a menu before ordering it (unless, of course, you’re eating at a Chinese restaurant in Germany). Red cabbage is super simple to make -the hardest part is cutting the cabbage. And that’s not very hard. Unless you don’t have a knife.
Servings
6 people
Servings
6 people
Ingredients
  • 1 head red cabbage , cored and sliced thinly (about 3lbs)
  • 1 small onions , thinly sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • salt
  • pepper
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. Core and slice your cabbage and add it to a large pot with sliced onions, sugar, vinegar, and a bay leaf.
  2. Add a little water, salt, and pepper and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until the cabbage is as tender as you'd like, tossing occasionally.

3 Comments

  1. Rike says

    And did you know that when you use wine instead of vinegar in this recipe, your cabbage will look purple-blue rather than purple-red.

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