The BLUNTmoms editor in chief, Magnolia, was thrilled to know that I was going on vacation, because I know nothing about German food except for how to use red cabbage to test the pH of things. Apparently it can also be eaten. I remain skeptical but open-minded. She was so excited about this, she originally forgot to give me the name for it. I love her dearly. I’ll blame the scatter on excitement about her just becoming a published author in I Just Want to Pee Alone (comes out March 22), which ironically HASN’T been mentioned in her giant bio. So I’ll mention it. Go buy it. 😉–Anne
I am so happy to guest post one of my favourite recipes on this site. There was a drastic lack of German food, so it was time to share my own.
German Secret Red Cabbage
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||4 hours|
|Total time||4 hours, 15 minutes|
|Meal type||Side Dish|
- 1 large red cabbage (sliced in small slivers under 1 cm across - but bigger than coleslaw)
- 3 cored but unpeeled red apples (cut into 1cm bits)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 stick cinnamon
- salt and pepper (to taste)
Tip: Serving the dish immediately is great, but is way better the next day, and can be frozen.
|Step 1.||Throw all the red cabbage, the apples and half the sugar and half the vinegar. Cover with a pot lid and cook on low for a few hours. Stir once in a while and it will cook down. Then add the rest of the sugar and vinegar and cook for another hour.|
|Step 2.||This part is important: Taste the fricken' thing. If it isn't a bit sweet and sour, add more vinegar and more sugar. Let it cook another hour.|
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