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Updated: Feb 5, 2021

As mentioned in Day 57 of The Challenge

Rotkohl, literally red cabbage, is a stewed cabbage dish traditionally eaten in Germany and German-speaking Switzerland alongside sausages or other meat. You can get them ready made in tins, or you can make it yourself, pretty easily too. This batch came out particularly well, but the key, really, is time. I got this ready early in the day, before lunch, and stashed it in my Wonderbag slow cooker for the rest of the day until dinner, thus giving it plenty of time to stew. I also added a couple of first-time innovations which worked out scrumptiously.


1 half of a red cabbage, chopped

2 apples, chopped

1 c raisins

2 tsp orange peel

1/4-1/2 nutmeg, freshly grated

1 c apple cider vinegar

1 c apple juice


1) Place all ingredients in a heavy-bottomed pot. Bring to a simmer and stew covered at low temperature for at least 45 minutes (the longer the better). A slow cooker works wonders, but you can do it over the stove if need be.

I love this dish! It works as a side for all sorts of meals, it is dead simple, and so so satisfying! Please try this!

EDIT: I tried this again recently and made it with dried grapefruit peel instead or orange. It worked well, but there was a little more bitterness. A pinch of salt sorted that out though! Certainly an alternative to bear in mind!


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