Yesterday, I saw a red cabbage at the farmer’s market – and I thought back to the recipes that MY Oma used to make, and remembered that red cabbage kraut was one of her favorites. So even though this recipe is called “Oma’s Red Cabbage”, it’s not one of my Oma’s recipes, although it very well could be because it tastes nearly identical.
I can’t believe how quickly it came together. From raw cabbage to really tasty sweet-sour kraut in about an hour. Goes great with pork, to which my family can attest (we had it tonight with mashed ‘taters and mushroom-stuffed pork tenderloin with a port wine reduction). Lots of flavor, perfect if you’re trying to lose weight.
Oma’s Red Cabbage
recipe courtesy Recipezaar
1 red cabbage, shredded
1 medium onion, shredded
1 tablespoon Crisco
1 cup red wine
1/2 cup vinegar
5 tablespoons red currant jelly
salt and pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves (more if you like the taste)
Put all together in a large pot. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.