Apple-Cabbage Quick-Kraut

Apple-Cabbage Quick-Kraut

Bring these fine Fall flavors together as the perfect compliment to a batch of Rye Schnitzel. Serve it next to the crispy pork for dinner, or alongside a schnitzel sandwich on pretzel bread. Taste it along the way and adjust the seasonings to your liking: add more vinegar if it is too sweet, add cinnamon for a sweet taste of comfort, or add a pinch of caraway seeds for a savory addition.

apple-cabbage quick-kraut recipe

  • Yield: 2-3 cups
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes

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kraut ingredients

  • 1 head of green cabbage
  • 2 Honeycrisp apples
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • Salt + pepper

homemade kraut recipe

  1. Remove the bottom core of the cabbage. Quarter and thinly slice like you would for a slaw. Next, cut the apples off the cores and slice in the same thinness as the cabbage.
  2. To a large pot add the butter and turn to medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, add the cabbage, apples, and apple cider vinegar, and season with salt and pepper. Toss together and place a lid on top; reduce the heat to medium and let cook 10 minutes.
  3. As the cabbage becomes tender, remove the lid and stir again. Turn the heat back up to medium-high heat and continue to let the cabbage and apples caramelize to a golden brown.
  4. Once the kraut is golden brown, taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking.

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