Here is another typical German side dish. If only I had posted it a day earlier; apparently eating cabbage on New Year's Day brings prosperity!
If you want to give this a sweet-and-sour flavor, add a little vinegar at the end of the process.
Note: This dish freezes well.
Red cabbage (serves 4)
1 head of red cabbage, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 apples, peeled and shredded
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper, to taste
1.) Heat oil on medium heat and saute the onion in it until soft. Stir often.
2.) Add the apple, cabbage and bay leaf.
3.) Add salt and pepper. Turn heat to low.
4.) Add water if needed; the ingredients should not be sticking to the bottom of the pot. Keep cooking on low heat.
5.) If you want this sweeter, add more apple. If you want a little sour in it, add the vinegar here.