Eatwell Farmhouse Kitchen

I grew up eating red cabbage, potato dumplings, and goulash on Christmas Eve.  It is a very hearty meal.  The cabbage is simple, and a delicious leftover.

1 head Red Cabbage, shredded

1 or 2 Apples, cored and chopped

A good splash of Apple Cider Vinegar, probably at least 1/4 cup

1 pinch of ground Cloves

1 pinch of freshly ground Nutmeg

1 Bay Leaf

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Some type of fat, I like bacon Fat, but a good oil is just fine

Melt or heat the fat in a heavy bottomed pot, over medium heat.  Add the cabbage and cook, stirring every few minutes to mix so that it all cooks and the bottom doesn’t burn.  Once all of the cabbage has somewhat softened, add the rest of the ingredients.  Turn the heat down to low, cover and cook for at least 30 minutes.  Check the seasoning and adjust it however you like.  Cook until it reaches the texture you prefer.  You can make this ahead and simply reheat or finish cooking the day of.