Looking for an easy braised cabbage recipe? Bayrisches Weisskraut, aka Bavarian Cabbage, comes from the Bavarian region of German. Sauerkraut seems to be the most commonly thought of German cabbage recipe. This, however, is a very easy way how to cook cabbage and is often used as a side dish to accompany many German meals.
There's a certain sweet/sourness to this braised cabbage dish that's like eating candy! It really does taste great with almost anything!
How is this different than other braised cabbage recipes? First, browning some of the cabbage enhances the flavor as well as providing some nice color of the dish. Secondly, the seasonings make this dish.
If you like your cabbage a bit tangy, do add a touch of vinegar at the end. The resulting sweet-sour taste is one I just love - I remember it so well from my Mutti's kitchen.
It certainly can be an issue to make German-tasting foods that taste traditional when making them vegan. This recipe works well, if one is careful to use a vegan vegetable broth.
Braising is the method whereby meat or vegetables are first browned, after which a small amount of liquid is added. Then, slowly simmered until the meat or vegetables are tender.
Browning (or caramelizing) the onions gives such a delicious flavor to this dish. If you have time, add the cabbage to these browned onions and continue browning the cabbage for a little while.
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Bavarian Braised Cabbage