Rotkraut - Red Cabbage

Marsha Gardner


Another recipe from Grandma Busch's recipe file. She served this with Sauerbraten. It is probably my favorite way to eat cabbage. Any leftover cabbage was served cold like a side salad.


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  • 2 lb
    red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter or olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2-3
    tart apples
  • 4 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • ·
    kosher salt to taste
  • 1 c
    red wine
  • 3-4
    whole cloves
  • 2-3
    bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    all purpose flour

How to Make Rotkraut - Red Cabbage


  1. Wash the red cabbage, remove trunk and cut into fine strips.
  2. Brown the sugar in the butter until light brown in color. Add the finely chopped onion and apples, peeled and cut into small cubes.
  3. Sauté for a few minutes. Add the red cabbage and mix everything to combine. Immediately pour a little of the red wine vinegar on the cabbage so it retains the red color.
  4. Season with salt, add a little of red wine, bay leaves, cloves and steam covered on medium heat until cabbage is tender for about 45 - 60 minutes.
  5. At the end dust cabbage with some flour, season to taste and add some more red wine and/or vinegar if necessary.

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