Vegetarians in Paradise
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Gotta have a good old-fashioned cabbage dish for Oktoberfest--after all, green cabbage, or weisskraut, is practically synonymous with German cuisine. This is one of those simple preparations busy cooks really appreciate. Once the ingredients are combined in the skillet, the cooking hardly requires much attention at all. This cabbage dish zings with zesty flavors and makes an excellent choice to accompany the heartier entrees.

German Style Sweet and Sour Green Cabbage


Yield: 4 to 5 servings

    1/2 medium head cabbage, coarsely chopped into bite-size pieces
    2 cups (480 ml) water
    1 large carrot, peeled and angle sliced
    1 medium onion, cut vertically into half moons
    1/4 cup (60 ml) apple cider vinegar
    1 tablespoon molasses
    1 tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Cluster of parsley
    1 slice red apple

  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the parsley and apple, in a large, deep skillet. Cover the pan and bring to a vigorous boil over high heat. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes to blend the flavors.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium or medium-low and simmer gently for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cabbage is softened. Check frequently to make sure there is sufficient liquid in the pan. Do not allow the cabbage to run dry.
  3. Transfer the cabbage to an attractive serving bowl and garnish with the cluster of parsley and an apple slice brushed with lemon juice to prevent browning.

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