Uli's Apple Red Cabbage Recipe
My grandmother was a master housewife. She taught home economics and she could cook. When she cooked this apple red cabbage my brother and I would eat it hot or cold, with or without potatoes!
2.22.18 Our family Holiday meal is sauerbraten, and I had some leftovers in the freezer. I’ve tried a number of red cabbage recipes on this site, and hands down, this is the best. Seriously, it tastes just like the red cabbage you’d be served at a restaurant in Germany. Many recipes are too sweet, some are just too sour. But this blend of spices (never used bay leaves in red cabbage before) along with the sweetness from the apple and that little bit of sugar balance perfectly with the tang of the vinegars. And what’s not to like about some bacon in there??? Yesterday was like Christmas all over (except it's in the upper 80's now); chowed down on sauerbraten and gravy, homemade sauteed egg noodles, potato balls, and the best red cabbage I’ve ever had. Thanks Uli for sharing, your grandmother really was a Master Cook!
I didn't have an apple to add & it turned out delicious anyway! Very good
An experienced cook with German food I am not, but the way this turned out you’d sure think I was. Pleasantly spiced, neither too sweet nor too tangy, this was the piece de resistance of our German dinner. I served this with Jaeger Schnitzel, recipe also from this site, and spaetzle. Hubs said if he closed his eyes he’d think he was in a German restaurant.
Great recipe, very authentic. I like to take a whole small onion and stick the cloves in the onion. You will have the flavor of both without having to fish for the cloves to remove them when finished cooking. Sehr lecker!!
Wonderful recipe as is. However my husband and I decided we like it a bit stronger so we doubled the spices (not sugar) and it was fantastic....even better serving next day.
I made this recipe the other day after having bought a big red cabbage at a farm. I knew I wanted to try making this but I kept procrastinating. I wasn't sure, looking at the ingredients, that my family would like it. Well, it was a pleasant surprise indeed. We all loved it! Will be making it again often. Thank you so much Uli.
A wonderful side dish. I made it to go with pork chops and my husband and I loved it. It had just the right amount of tang and sweetness. It was easy to put together while I was preparing other foods. My only negative comment would be that while the recipe says that it serves four, it would easily serve 6-8 people. We both had very generous servings and I have way more than half of it left. Next time I will halve the recipe—unless I want some for another day.