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Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage (Serves 4 to 6)
courtesy of Moosewood Restaurant

An attractive and inexpensive side dish. You really don't need much sweetener, because a well-cooked cabbage has a wonderful sweetness all its own.

2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
3/4 cup chopped onions
6 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
3/4 cup apple juice or cider
1/2 teaspoon salt
black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon fresh dill (1 teaspoon dried)
1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
3 tablespoons cider vinegar (more to taste)
1 tablespoon honey (optional)

  1. Saute the onions in the oil or butter until lightly browned.
  2. Add the cabbage and continue to saute for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients except honey.
  4. Cook on low heat, covered, for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. The cabbage will be greatly reduced in volume. Cabbage and onions are sweeter the longet they simmer, so taste first and then add more vinegar and the honey if needed.

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