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Rotkohl (Spiced Red Cabbage)

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“In my senior year of German class, we had to make a recipe for a German dish. I decided to make rotkohl. I used a recipe from, and I have changed it the past few years, always making it differently. Here is my rotkohl recipe, in English.”

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  1. Heat the lard over medium heat in a sauce pan.
  2. While the lard is heating, grind cloves, allspice berries, and juniper berries in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.
  3. When lard is melted, add red cabbage, and spice mixture.
  4. Fill empty cabbage jar half way with water and pour into sauce pan.
  5. Add a splash of the sweet vermouth.
  6. Boil for 30-45 minutes, stirring frequently.
  7. After most of the water is evaporated, add salt and sugar to taste.
  8. Either eat hot or put it in the fridge and eat cold.
  9. Enjoy!

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