Norwegian Christmas Cabbage

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Norwegian Christmas Cabbage is essentially a kind of sweet and sour sauerkraut, spiced with caraway seeds.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon

  • 1 large head cabbage, cored and shredded

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon caraway seed

  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup white vinegar, or to taste

  • ½ cup white sugar, or to taste

Directions

  1. Lay two slices of bacon across the bottom of a large pot. Cover with a layer of cabbage. Sprinkle a light dusting of flour and a pinch of caraway seed. Season with a little salt and pepper. Repeat layering as many times as possible until you run out of room.

  2. Fill the pot with enough water to come about 3/4 up the side. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 45 minutes, or until the cabbage is soft, stirring occasionally. Let cool slightly, then stir in the vinegar and sugar. Use your own judgment. Add sugar carefully to taste. The idea is to strike a balance between the sweet and the sour, and therein lies the trick.

Hints

Use a head of cabbage that has been in your refrigerator a while; try not to use a new cabbage. Why? The old one seems to hold up better in the cooking. Age has its rewards.

A tasty sausage, sliced, or smoked pork hock can also substitute for the bacon, but there ought to be some flavor and fat in it. I sometimes add a couple of bouillon cubes too.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
6g Fat
33g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 322mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 76mg 382%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 444mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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