Cabbage is often overlooked as part of the meal for us. It is a very versatle vegatable. It is also pretty cheap, depending on location and time of year. This is quick and easy as are most cabbage recipes. I will be surprised if you don't use it more often after using this recipe. In the did you know category, cabbage is one of the oldest known vegetables? It has been cultivated for at least 4,000 years.
In a saute pan over medium heat, bring cabbage, sugar, salt, pepper, butter, and vinegar to a boil.
Lower heat and cook covered for 3-5 minutes to wilt the cabbage. Check for doneness and if seems like what you like for crunchiness pull it out and plate it or put it into a bowl while you do the rest, it won't take much longer to finish this dish off.
Keep cover off and add red onion, reduce to a thick consistance and pour over plated cabbage wedges.
Variations: There are a jillion of them ( yes that is a technical cooking term, look it up if you don't believe me. NOT)
Onions - use green or something instead of red - red onions in this dish are just for color, well ok a bit of flavor too. Speaking of flavor if you like garlic, try a bit.
Oriental - Leave out the butter and use a nice rice vinegar
Cabbage - don't just use green; use red, savoy or nappa - experiement what are you going to lose a buck worth of cabbage? Well ok maybe 2 or so bucks if you jump into the expensive cabbages without trying this out on the cheap first.
German - Add green apples, more onion, bay leaf - WAIT that is starting to turn this into another cabbage recipe called Rotkohl (red cabbage). We will save that until later.
Flavor variations - Try with Caraway seeds, or dill weed, ginger, or soy sauce. Get creative!
Nutrition: Cabbage is thought to prevent certain types of cancer - so it is good to eat often. Raw cabbage is rich in vitamin C, and a good amount of vitamin B1. But wait there is more... it is a good source of minerals. For those that are watching calories... it is about 20 per cup.
If a book on steamed cabbage would sell - hey I would write one, but somehow it doesn't seem to have that big of an audience. If you disagree - let me know :)
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (177g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6|
|Calories from Fat: 37 (40%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 4.1g||5 %|
|Saturated Fat 2.5g||12 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.2g|
|Cholesterol 10.3mg||3 %|
|Sodium 62.5mg||2 %|
|Potassium 275.9mg||7 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 13.9g||4 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.9g||16 %|
|Sugars, other 10g|
|Protein 2.2g||3 %|
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Calories per serving: 93
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