Recipe by EPPLEYL
"One head fresh cabbage simmered with sour cream, sugar, vinegar, flour, salt, pepper and oil."
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1 medium head
oil for frying
ground black pepper
distilled white vinegar
Tried this recipe a second time with just a 1/4 cup of vinegar. I liked it better. The tartness in the orignal recipe was overpowering.
I made this just as the recipe said and it did not turn out at all. It tasted horrible and made my apartment stink for hours. Could have been just me I guess.
I remember my gramma making this on cold winter days. She liked to use purple cabbage too. I fix it like she does - using some bacn drippings in with the oil - or replacing the oil. You can cut down on the vinegar and the sugar to taste if you are afraid it will be too sour or sweet. If you are used to Pennsylvania Dutch food though - it will be perfect as written! I can eat it as a meal by itself with some crusty bread slathered in butter.
Just the right combination of sweet and sour, but it was too soupy. I had to thicken it with mashed potato flakes. Next time I'll cut the vinegar and sugar in half. I grew up in the largely German section of South Saint Louis, and my mother also did a similar dish with bacon instead of oil.
I really liked the sweet/tart flavor. I made enough for 5 servings and cooked it down until it was a thick consistency. My husband didn't think it was bad, and he doesn't care for cabbage. He suggested having it with kielbasa.
I also felt the recipe would be too tart with that much vinegar and I decreased it to a little less than half of what it calls for. It was great. Very flavorful and a nice side for anything bland.
Still delicious with a lot less sugar and vinegar. I used a large head of cabbage, 1 stick butter, 1/2 c sugar, 1 c vinegar, and the 2 cups of sour cream. It was very rich. Next time, I think I will use 4 T butter, 1/2 sugar, 1 c vinegar and 1 c sour cream, which in my book is still a pretty rich vegetable recipe. Don't get me wrong, it tasted great with all that butter and sour cream, but it could still be great with a lot less.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pennsylvania Dutch Sour Cream Cabbage
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 97
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