When I was a teenager, I went with a friend to her home for lunch. Her grandmother had cooked a pot of cabbage. Susie wanted me to try it. Well, all my life, I had turned up my nose at cabbage. It was not on my list of vegetables to eat. I was very hesitant to taste it. Much to my surprise, it was very good.
That was over 60 years ago. I tried cooking cabbage but mine was not good like hers and I would end up forgetting the cabbage in the bottom drawer of the refrigerator and it would get old before I used it all. I think I finally have it figured out. I believe the secret is butter and just a little water.
I'm cooking cabbage more often now than ever. My husband and I have added more beans, vegetables and fruit to our diet. It seems to be healthy and working well for us plus it's a lot easier and cheaper eating this way.
Yield: 2 servings
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Place cabbage in a large baking dish. Combine beef, rice, onion, egg, salt and pepper, and thyme. Shape into 6-8 patties and arrange on cabbage.
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Cabbage is great in salads (and even more nutritional than lettuce) :-) I often use half cabbage and half romaine lettuce along with other salad goodies like tomatoes and avocado :-)
I live alone and can't use an entire head even when using it for cooking so I ask the produce worker of the day to please cut one in half for me since it's sold by the pound ... They gladly do it and the other half always sells :-)
If I think I'll not be able to use even the half a cabbage I purchase, I have a neighbor who loves it so I share it with her and she in turn shares something of hers that she knows she can't finish before spoiling :-)
Picled cabbageKem Chi usually referred to as a Vietnamese dish. This is good for a snack or as a side dish. Soak cabbage -- usually won bok cabbage in a salt solution and weigh down the cabbage. Then find a pickling recipe that you like that includes pepper seeds and some hot spice.
The New York Times website has several cabbage recipes. Here's the link:
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Cajun Style Cabbage
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium green pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 10-oz can diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
one/half cup uncooked long grain rice
1 tsp salt
one/half tsp dried basil
one/half tsp dried oregano
one/fourth to one/half tsp white pepper
one/fourth to one/half tsp black pepper
one/fourth to one/half tsp cayenne pepper
4 to 6 drops hot pepper sauce
1 small head cabbage, chopped
1 or 2 cups shredded Colby cheese
In a skillet, cook the beef, green pepper, onion, and garlic until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, rice and seasonings. Spread into an ungreased 9 X 13-inch pan, mixing with cabbage. Top with cheese. Cover and bake at 350 F for 65 to 75 minutes or until rice is tender.
1 pound lean hamburger
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup instant rice, uncooked
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 can tomato soup
1/4 cup water (to rinse out the soup can)
4 cups cabbage or coleslaw mix
Cook beef and onion; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spoon into ungreased 2 quart casserole. Cover. Bake in 400 degree oven for 45 minutes. 6 servings
This is similar to other BACON-FRIED CABBAGE recipes I've read here, but it's very easy (and SOOO good!)
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