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Danish Red Cabbage or Rodkal (Rdkal) served in a white square bowl with a spoon to the side
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Rødkål or Danish Red Cabbage

This Rødkål (Danish Red Cabbage) is a Danish recipe we love. It is a side dish similar to sauerkraut but a little sweeter.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Danish
Keyword: Side, Side Dish
Servings: 8
Calories: 408kcal
Author: Erica Walker



  • Place the cabbage in a large saucepan, and stir in the sugar, vinegar, salt and water. 
  • Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer over medium heat for 1 hour. 
  • This can be served immediately, or chilled and reheated later in smaller portions.


Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 1170IU | Vitamin C: 59.8mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg