Wednesday, March 26, 2014

take my word for it wednesday.. "fried" cabbage is the best way to cook cabbage!!

 
today is wednesday and it's where i ask you to trust me.. to please take my word for it.. trust me this is the best way to cook cabbage!!
 
a few weekends ago for st. patty's day i made corned beef, mashed taters and this cabbage here..very simple.. but ohh so good!! i love to serve this cabbage dish whenever i make anything pork..
 
 
it looks like a lot but it wilts down to a manageable portion.. for many many years.. i disliked cooked cabbage... probably because the only way i had ever been served it was boiled.. and well that didn't appeal to me at all.. nothing about it was appetizing.. then a good 15 years ago my mom was reading one of suzanne sommers cook books and came across a recipe similar to this one.. she shared it with me and well ever since i have been hooked on cabbage.. i made this recipe one time many years ago and my nephew ben stopped by and i made him a little plate.. he said it might have been the best thing he ever ate.. ha.. i am not sure about that but it is pretty darn good!!
 

"fried" cabbage

prep time: 10-15 minutes
cooking time: 30-40 minutes
servings: 6-8

ingredients:

3 slices of bacon, cut unto small lardons {if you don't want to use bacon i make all the time with about a tablespoon of olive oil..}
salt to taste
2 tsp. of pepper {or more.. i love the peppery taste with the cabbage}
1 head purple cabbage, cored and sliced
1 head of green cabbage, cored and sliced

directions:

in a large heavy bottom pan over medium high heat cook the bacon until just before crispy {about 5 minutes}, {or heat your olive oil} then add cabbage, salt and pepper.. cook cabbage for about 15 minutes then lower heat and continue to cook until tender but still has some crispness/bite to it.. about another 10-15 minutes.. when done serve immediately.. i love it mixed with the mashed taters or the filling for a baked potato.. if you're like me someone who didn't like cabbage at all icky pooh.. stinky yuck....i recommend trying this recipe.. really it's good.. don't wait until next st. patty's day make this now!!


enjoy and get cook'n!!!

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