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Schroeder’s German Red Cabbage

Schroeder's German Red Cabbage is a recipe I picked up out of the American cookbook of a friend. It is a recipe she would cook regularly around Christmas time and I loved it so much I had to have it. There is a German restaurant in San Francisco called Schroeders and I believe that this is their recipe. Anyway, this is great served with mashed potato and just about any meat you can think of although ham is my personal favourite.


  • 1 large red cabbage
  • 2 cups (470ml/1 pint) boiling chicken stock
  • 4 tbsps butter
  • 2 tbsps cider vinegar
  • 2 tart apples, peeled & coarsely grated e.g. Bramley
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Remove any wilted leaves from the cabbage and discard. Cut the cabbage in half and remove the hard core.
  • Shred the cabbage finely and place in a large saucepan. Pour the boiling stock on top, add the butter and cook for 30 minutes over a low heat.
  • Add the vinegar, grated apples, cloves, sugar, cinnamon, salt and pepper and cook for another 30 minutes stirring frequently.
  • 10 minutes before serving, add red wine and simmer until ready to serve.