Friday, January 18, 2019

Vintage Recipe: Sonja's Sweet & Sour Cabbage

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen. 

This recipe for Sonja’s Sweet and Sour Cabbage was handwritten on an index card. It was found in an old large recipe file box. The age of the recipe card is unknown.

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The original recipe has been scanned and is transcribed below. It can be printed for use in your own home kitchen. Enjoy!

Please Note: Every effort has been made to transcribe these old recipe cards completely and accurately. Many have faded, are stained, or simply do not include every step or tool used in the process. We have changed the wording in some places and added instruction in others to make the text a bit clearer. We do not test or verify all the information found on these old cards. If you choose use the information found here, please know that you do so at your own risk.

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Sonja's Sweet & Sour Cabbage


  • 1 head Red Cabbage
  • Water
  • 2 Tbs. Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Apple, diced
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 pinch Caraway Seeds
  • 1/2 Onion, medium, diced
  • 1/3 cup Red Wine
  • Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbs Bacon Drippings


  1. Cut up cabbage and cover with water in a Dutch oven or large pot.
  2. Add sugar, apple, cloves, bay leaves, caraway seeds and onion.
  3. Cook slowly until the water is gone.
  4. Add red wine, a small amount of lemon juice and bacon drippings.
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