Eat like a German - German Recipe:

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One of the most traditional side dishes in Germany. It is very flexible and can be served with a variety of dishes, including just on its own.

Very simple, easy to follow recipe.


  • 3 pounds red cabbage
  • 3 sour green apples
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/4 cup lard
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup white wine


Peel, then chop up the apples. Put the lard in a large pot. Add onions and cook on medium heat until browned. Add shredded cabbage, apples, vinegar, white wine, sugar, salt, cloves, and bay leaf in that order. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer on low heat for two to three hours. If there is too much liquid, add a little bit of cornstarch to make it thicker.

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