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in the mood for braised red cabbage but. . .

j8715 Oct 2, 2010 01:55 PM

not sure what to serve it with to make a complete meal. Usually see it with some sort of pork.


  1. Wtg2Retire Oct 10, 2010 05:25 PM

    I like to serve as a side dish with mashed potatoes, smoked sausage, and Brown Beer Bread or Irish Soda Bread.

    It would probably be good served alone with corn bread.


    1/4 cup butter
    1/2 cup chopped onion*
    1 head red cabbage
    1 cup sugar
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 cup cider vinegar
    1 teaspoon caraway seed
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper

    Melt butter over medium heat in a large stainless steel skillet. Add onion and cook over medium heat. While onion are cooking, core cabbage into four sections, slice off hard cores but do not throw away. With a sharp knife, shred cabbage over cooking onions. Add cores and remaining ingredients. Cover and continue cooking over medium heat until cabbage is tender.

    *I use a medium sized onion which is probably more like 1 cup but I haven't measured it.

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      phoenikia Oct 4, 2010 04:58 PM

      Sauerbraten or Rouladen if you're in the mood for beef ;-)

      Or turkey schnitzel.

      Or if you're looking for a veg main, served with spaetzle topped with mushroom sauce, or schupfnudeln.

      1. mamachef Oct 4, 2010 04:13 PM

        Schnitzel (generally pork) with a fried egg on top is our go-to for braised red sweet/sour cabbage.......and buttered poppyseed noodles to soak up that yolk...

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          akq Oct 4, 2010 03:19 PM

          Would also go well with simple roast or grilled chicken. YUM. Also bread and butter.

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            scunge Oct 2, 2010 06:37 PM

            Braised with smoked turkey with onions , apple or pear in apple cider .A bit of cardamom salt and pepper First choice would be a good black bread

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              meinNYC Oct 2, 2010 05:59 PM

              applegate sweet Italian sausage (7 g of fat per link) and very good.
              Weiner shnitzel (veal or chicken) is also very good.
              And add a baked or boiled potato

              1. happybellynh Oct 2, 2010 05:47 PM

                If you've got a while, it's lovely with Wolfgang Puck's Beef Goulash: http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/recipes/v....

                Mmm. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.

                1. boyzoma Oct 2, 2010 03:12 PM

                  Roast goose is also a good go with.

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                    BobB Oct 4, 2010 01:53 PM

                    Or duck, either whole roast duck or confited legs.

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                      j8715 Oct 9, 2010 07:01 AM

                      oh yeah duck is a great idea and i happen to have one in the freezer.

                      1. re: j8715
                        BobB Oct 10, 2010 03:26 PM

                        There you go! Bon appetit!

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                    Harters Oct 2, 2010 02:58 PM

                    It's usually pork with us, including sausages. But it also goes well with venison. And it's made more than one non-traditional Christmas Day appearance alongside the very traditional turkey.

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