Blog for Bingo square : ) -- Rot Kohl
Saturday, May 19, 2012
I am working on the BLC bingo Freggie Dare and blogging about a favorite vegetable recipe each day. It's too hard to pick one that is the "best", as it depends on so many variables. Like my son, a symphony conductor, answers when asked who is his favorite composer -- he cannot say. He has favorites in different genres, time periods, well you get the idea. So in the same sense, I have many favorite vegetable recipes.
This one, for red cabbage, comes from my forrester son who lives in Germany. It is an authentic German recipe, although there are probably many for this traditional dish. On the recipe he gave me, it calls for a "messerspritz" of clove and also of pepper. He explained there is no English translation as a measurement, but the amount that would be on the tip of a knife.
1 - 1.5 kg. Red Cabbage (small to med head)
6 Tbs. vinegar
2 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. salt
1 messerspritz clove
2 bay leaves
2 sour apples
1 small onion
1 messerspritz pepper
Wash and cut finely the red cabbage; mix in pot with three tablespoons vinegar. Add bay leaf, apple, onions, and 2/3 of all seasonings. Approximately 1/2 of the cabbage should be covered with water. Simmer one hour. Add remaining seasonings, according to taste. Thicken with flour.
This makes a large batch. I usually make 1/2 of a recipe. I think the big one would serve at least 12, which is what I based my nutritional information on.
Nutrition: Cal - 57.5; Total fat - 2.0 g., Sat - 1.2g, Poly - .1 g; mono - .5; chol - 51; Sodium - 220.6; Potassium - 150.5; Total carb: 10.2g; Dietary fiber - 1.7g; sugars 7.1; Protein - .8