German red cabbage recipes ("Rotkohl") are among those best vegetable recipes that go so well with dishes like rouladen (or flatladen in my family) and meat loaf. Because it's so delicious, and our children always ask for more, and the leftovers are great, I always choose the largest red cabbage I can find.
Below you'll find two recipes. First, mine, which I also use when I'm entertaining vegans. Second is Roswitha's which is just that interestingly different. Below the recipes you'll find hints on how to cut cabbage.
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Roswitha sent in the above recipe. She says that she used to make this a lot when her boys were little for special occasions with her in-laws. I love how there are so many different red cabbage recipes that all taste so wonderful!
Since we've got newly converted vegans in our family, I'm working hard at trying to make German foods that we can all love and enjoy together. Red cabbage is a family favorite. And now, it still is by making just a small adjustment.
The first thing to realize when cooking with any red cabbage recipes is that you'll end up with red fingers if you're not careful. Red cabbage can be used to dye yarn and Easter eggs! So, unless you want purplish-red fingers, wear some disposable gloves while shredding/cutting the cabbage.
I normally just cut the cabbage into quarters, and then with a good sharp knife, I slice it fairly thinly. I don't bother to use a "kitchen gadget" for this, because it goes quickly enough this way.
Be careful though, if you're working on a "plastic-type" cutting board. It, too, will stain red. On a wooden board, the red color normally washes off easily, but if you are concerned you may ruin a good butcher-block type board, just use a cheapie plastic one.
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