Red Cabbage with Apples

This fried red cabbage with apples dish breaks up the rich flavor of the meat and joins the two in a perfect marriage of savory and sweet, crunchy and creamy.


• 1 head of red cabbage (about 2 lbs / 1kg)

• 1 apple

• 1 tsp salt

• 1.5 cups / 350 ml of water

• 4 tbs / 55 g of butter

• 3 tbs of flour

• 1/4 cup 60 ml of vinegar (4%)

• 1/2 tsp of sugar

• 2 bay leaves

• 4 allspice berries

• 4 peppercorns whole


  1. Cut cabbage into quarters and shred by hand or using a mandolin. Place in a medium pot with water and salt and heat through only until it welts a bit (about 5-7 minutes).
  2. Wash, peel and core the apple and shred it on the largest had shredder.
  3. In a separate pot melt butter. Add flour and brown for about 30 seconds, add cabbage with liquid. Add vinegar, allspice berries, shredded apple and sugar and stir. Cook over medium heat until water evaporates stirring occasionally (about 15 min). Cabbage should become softer, but keep the crunch.