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Rotkohl (German Red Cabbage)

  • Yield: about 6 as a side dish 1x


  • 1 head red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 apple, grated (you can leave the skin, just remove the seeds)
  • 1/2c apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2c water
  • 1/2c sugar
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • pinch cloves
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • *for sweeter version: 4 Tbsp butter


  1. Add cabbage, apple, vinegar, water, sugar, pepper, and cloves to a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook about 30 minutes or until tender, but still with a small bite. Drain liquid. Add in fresh lemon juice.
  2. *If making sweeter version: brown butter in a small saucepan by cooking it over medium-low heat until foamy and golden. Remove from heat and stir into cooked cabbage mixture with the lemon juice.