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Swedish Spiced Red Cabbage

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  Cold water 1⁄2 Pint (300 Milliliter)
  Molasses/Black treacle 2 Tablespoon
  Red wine/Chili / garlic vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Pickling spice 2 Tablespoon
  Lard/Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
  Red cabbage 2 Pound, thinly sliced (1 Kilogram)
  Onion 4 Ounce, sliced (125 Gram)
  Cooking apples 1 Pound, peeled, cored and sliced (500 Gram)
  Smoked bacon 8 Ounce, sliced or chopped (250 Gram)
  Salt To Taste

Put the water, molasses or treacle, wine or vinegar and spice into a saucepan and heat gently until it boils.
Simmer for 10 minutes to allow the flavours to develop.
Meanwhile, melt a little lard or oil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan or casserole and add the cabbage, onion and apple.
Brown slightly, stirring from time to time, then add the bacon.
Strain the spiced liquid over the vegetables, bring to the boil, cover with a well-fitting lid and simmer very gently for 1 hour.
Don't be tempted to keep lifting the lid to check during this time.
Taste for seasoning, adding a little more molasses or vinegar, with 1-2 teaspoons of salt.
If the cabbage looks a little dry at this stage, add a few tablespoons of water.
Cover again and continue to simmer very gently for a further hour.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Dry Curry
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 720 Calories from Fat 312

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g54.9%

Saturated Fat 12.9 g64.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 66.1 mg22%

Sodium 937.8 mg39.1%

Total Carbohydrates 90 g29.8%

Dietary Fiber 20 g79.8%

Sugars 51.7 g

Protein 19 g38.7%

Vitamin A 103.7% Vitamin C 455.3%

Calcium 26.5% Iron 26.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Swedish Spiced Red Cabbage Recipe