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German Sweet And Sour Red Cabbage

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Ingredients
  Bacon slices 4 , chopped
  Cabbage head 1 Medium, chopped fine
  Onions 2 Medium, chopped fine
  Green apples 2 Medium, cored and chopped fine
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cider vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Use More If Necessary)
  Brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Use More If Necessary)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Presoak a clay pot, top and bottom, in water for 15 minutes.
In a large frying pan, fry the chopped bacon until crisp, then remove from the pan, drain on a paper towel, and set aside.
Saute the cabbage in the bacon fat for 5 to 6 minutes, or until slightly limp, then place in the presoaked pot.
Add the chopped onions and apples.
Combine the water, cider vinegar, brown sugar, salt, and pepper, and mix in with the contents of the pot.
Cover the pot and place it in a cold oven.
Set the oven temperature at 480 degrees.
Cook for 30 minutes.
When done, mix in the fried bacon, taste for the correct "sweet and sour" quality.
If necessary add more brown sugar if too sour, or more vinegar if too sweet.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Party

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