Cooked Red Cabbage

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cooked red cabbage I was delighted when I discovered this cooked red cabbage recipe as I had only tasted red cabbage once before on a holiday in Denmark when I fell in love with it. I didnít eat it again for years as I had no recipe - until now. A slow cooker makes this dish wonderfully easy.

Please try this even if you normally dislike cabbage, you wont be disappointed. Itís a really tasty dish, a mixture of sweet and sour (sugar and vinegar).

Cabbage Facts

When buying red cabbage, look for leaves which are smooth and firm. Prepare them by removing the outer leaves and stalk.

Many people believe that red cabbage can help treat, and often cure, ulcers. In fact the juice has been used for years as a treatment because it is high in glutamine which has natural healing properties.

As far back as Roman times, cabbages were cooked in abundance. The market stalls would groan with all kinds of cabbages in all shapes and sizes for people to buy.

The red colour will fade as you cook, it might even change to an inky blue colour. However donít worry because when you add the vinegar the colour will change back to red. Very entertaining!

Cooked Red Cabbage Recipe

Pre heat oven 170C 325F Gas 3
  • 1 red cabbage
  • 45g unsalted soft butter (room temperature)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cooking apples
  • a sprinkle of sultanas
  • 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 Ĺ tablespoons plain flour
During cooking the cabbage will turn to an inky blue colour. This is normal so donít worry. It will return to red when you add the vinegar.

Step 1

Slice the cabbage and put into a pan of salted boiling water.
Boil for 1 minute.
Drain and leave aside.

Step 2

Slice the apples and onions.
Melt a little butter in a frying pan.
Add the apple and onion slices.
Cook for a few minutes until soft.
Remove from heat.

Step 3

In a casserole dish, layer the cooked red cabbage and apple/onion and sultanas.
In between each layer, add a little vinegar, water and sugar.
Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Cover the cabbage mix with a piece of buttered greaseproof paper.
Put the lid onto the casserole dish.
Cook in the oven for 1 Ĺ hours.
Stir occasionally and add more water if cabbage begins to dry out.

Step 5

Mix the remaining butter with the flour until it forms a paste.
Push the cabbage to the side and tip the casserole dish slightly to allow the juices to run to the empty side.
Add the butter and flour paste to the empty side of the casserole and stir until it thickens.
Toss the cabbage so that it is covered in the buttery paste.

Season to taste.

Add more sugar or vinegar to your cooked red cabbage if taste requires.
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