➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
Looking for an easy braised cabbage recipe? Bayrisches Weisskraut, aka Bavarian Cabbage, comes from the Bavarian region of German. (Munich, in Bavaria, is the home of Oktoberfest.)
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 a traditional German food. 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.
This braised cabbage, stemming from the Bavarian region is one that is also loved during the Oktoberfest celebrations. So, if you're planning on creating your own Oktoberfest party, then do include this cabbage dish as one of your sides.
Cabbage is VERY healthy for you and your body in many ways. While it is low in calories, its nutrient profile speaks for itself! With it being exceptionally high in vitamins C and K, it is also very good for fighting off inflammation.
Cabbage is high in fibre, which will help improve your digestive system. The large amount of fibre helps create healthy bacteria for your body, WOW! What an amazing creation the human body truly is!
The benefits from vitamin C alone can be remarkable! Did you know that the vitamin C in cabbage can be good for your skin? That's right. This vitamin can help nourish and cleanse the skin while making it appear clean and smooth.
Vitamin K is also very beneficial to you and cabbage is an excellent source of it! It is important to include this vitamin into your diet to help keep your blood healthy and your bones strong as well. Vitamin K is great for creating healthy bone tissue and keeping your teeth strong.
I can't forget to mention the greatest benefits of all...it is oh-so tasty, inexpensive, and good for you! That's what makes cabbage so Wunderbar. Has this veggie earned its spot on your plate yet?
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.
I have so many wunderbar memories in the kitchen with my Oma, and have had MANY of her most popular and traditional recipes, like this braised cabbage.
Though braised cabbage is not my favorite, I still enjoyed making it with Oma from time to time. This recipe is VERY German and very loved by the rest of my family.
Cabbage is so versatile. It can be served on it's own, served over bratwurst, and even in a salad! Oma's sauerkraut salad is so vibrant, flavorful and traditional. Doesn't get much better than that!
Try this sweet and super German braised cabbage recipe, add your own little flare to it and enjoy!
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The caraway seed isn't just in there for flavor!
Did you know that adding caraway seed is a very natural way for helping to reduce the 'gas' problem that seems to follow some people when eating cabbage!
They are also packed full of fibre, iron and magnesium, all of which are very important for the body.
Oma's Cream Roll recipe, Biskuitrolle, is the German version of a Swiss roll or jelly roll. Filled with whipped cream and studded with berries, this is an easy-to-make treat anytime of the year.
Make this pan roasted carrot recipe when you're wanting quick and easy carrots just like this German Oma makes them. Similar to oven roasted, just quicker. YUM!
Cooking green beans, German-style, makes a wonderful side dish for almost any meal. Cooking the grüne Bohnen till just tender with a creamy white sauce is so traditional and so lecker!
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