Just a little over two weeks until Christmas now and I like to get ahead, so today I made the red cabbage for the freezer.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- generous knob of butter
- 2 onions - chopped
- 600g red cabbage - shredded
- 2 eating apples
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 5 tbsp soft brown sugar
- 150 ml red wine vinegar
Heat the butter and oil in a large saucpan ( you will need one with a lid).
Add the onion and gently fry until softened.
Stir in the spices.
Add the cabbage and fry gently for 5 minutes.
Peel, core and chop the apples into small chunks - they will break down and disappear, but it adds to the flavour, add the apple, sugar and red wine vinegar.
Cover and cook on a gentle heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Bagged up ready for the freezer, some for Christmas day and some for another occasion. Will just need warming through on the day.