Monday, February 13, 2012

Sauteed Cabbage (Secret Recipe Club)

This month in the Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned to Danielle's blog, Mostly Food and Crafts. I loved loved loved reading through all of these recipes and I was particularly drawn to these mashed potatoes until I realised I don't have the budget for goats cheese (although when I have leftover feta I think I'll give them a go anyway, they look TOO GOOD). In the end, I picked what is maybe the simplest recipe on the blog, sauteed cabbage, and that is just because I've only cooked cabbage one other time and it was spiced so I wanted to challenge myself to cook cabbage and see if I like it. Also because the photo looked amazing and healthy, and the description really sold it to me.

I've just cooked as a snack after work and it tastes amazing. I was a little bit skeptical, and I had a packet of crispy fried noodles on hand just in case I needed to liven things up a bit, but it tasted excellent on its own. I am going to go out on a limb and attribute that in part to the fact that I followed the recipe and seasoned it with salt. For someone as obsessed with hot chips as I am, I don't use salt that much in cooking or to season dishes, but I feel like it gave the cabbage some extra flavour. 

Anyway, make this. Immediately. I'm eating it and its a 37 degree day so you have no excuse for it being too hot (or too cold, but its a warm dish so why wouldn't you?) to make and enjoy this delicious dish. Thanks Danielle! :D


1/2 head cabbage, sliced thinly
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp oil
salt and pepper, to season

1. Melt butter and oil in a pan over medium heat
2. Add the cabbage a couple of handfuls at a time, so it isn't going to burn
3. Wait until it is a little softer but still deliciously crunchy, and serve!


Jeanie said...

I've just gotten into cabbage myself. I'm going to have to try this with the half head of cabbage, which is sitting int he fridge. Thanks.

Danielle said...

Your welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it - its my favorite way to enjoy cabbage.

Daniel Saraga said...

butter makes everything taste good, doesn't it? :-)

Betsy said...

Ha! I love that you had crispy noodles on hand. Glad you liked the recipe as is. I’m stopping by from SRC but I’d love if you check out my new site February is oranges month so if you have any orange recipes, we’d love if you’d link up!

Trisha said...

Sounds lovely. I've made brocolli and mushroom (with garlic) this way but have never tried cabbage. I can imagine what a tasty snack it was!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love cabbage! Very simple but a nice healthy side dish.

ButterYum said...

Cabbage is one of our favorite veggies - this simple prep is sure to please.

If you haven't had a chance, please stop by and visit my SRC post for Giant Chocolate Toffee Cookies


Kristy Lynn said...

this is just the way my parents used to prepare cabbage. takes me back :)

Happy SRC day!

Stephanie said...

A nice way to turn it into a meal is to make cabbage and noodles. Literally, what you made, with a couple handfuls of cooked noodles and MAYBE some parsley if you're getting fancy!

Cabbage is great healthy, budget vegetable. I don't know that I would have made it through grad school without it! Definitely keep exploring the many facets of cabbage...

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Do you have an email address I could contact you through?



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