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Monday, January 7, 2013

How to make Danish Red Cabbage Rødkaal. Danish side dish for dinners and leftovers

How to make Danish Red Cabbage Rødkaal. Danish side dish for dinners and leftovers By Danish cook Karen Grete.

This side dish is a stable in all Danish homes.This is a perfect dish to make ahead. If you make enough Danish red cabbage, it is great as a left over food to reheat the next day.

Ingredients:
* 1 red cabbage
* 1 cup of apple vinegar
* 2 cups of water
* 1 teaspoon of salt
* 1/4 cup of sugar 
* a little pepper for taste
* add a couple of teaspoons of red currant
Simmer for about 2 hours.

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Instruction:
Cut an entire red cabbage in half.  Remove and discard tough outer leaves and the white center from the red cabbage. Then, with a sharp knife slice the red cabbage into thin slices. Then, place all of the sliced red cabbage into a heated simmering pan. Then, add apple vinegar, 2 cups of water, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 cup of sugar and a little bit of pepper. It has to cook for about 2 hours in order for it to get soft enough. In the meantime, you can do other things while you are waiting for it to cook.  After 2 hours, add a red current or cranberry jelly for flavor.  Some people enjoy caraway seeds for flavor.

What to eat with the Danish Red Cabbage Rødkaal? In Danish homes, red cabbage is  served either at dinner or lunch.  Traditionally, the Danish red cabbage accompanies meat dishes.  Danish hot meals such as frikadeller (Danish meat balls) or flæskesteg (roast pork with crackling) has the Danish red cabbage as a side dish. Christmas (Jul) dinners always has the Danish red cabbage. If you make enough Danish red cabbage, it is great as a left over food to reheat the next day. Also, Danish cold lunches such as an open sandwiches, known as smørrebrød, are decorated with a variety of fine ingredients including the danish red cabbage as a topping.

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