One of my favorite thrifty recipes: fried cabbage – an easy and delicious side.
If you search the internet, you will find many fried cabbage recipes. There are many variations for the type of oil to use, seasonings, and meat add-ins. This recipe is what I personally use for a quick, easy, healthy, and delicious side dish to go with any “comfort food” meal like meatloaf, steak, or with a batch of cornbread.
A few months ago my Aunt Diane made fried cabbage with meatloaf and potatoes. I BEGGED her for the recipe. She said it was really simple. All you need is olive oil, salt, and maybe a little pepper. What? No way!
I love this thrifty recipe because cabbage is $0.39/lb in my area. Even if yours is not that cheap, it is likely one of the least expensive vegetables available. Being a diabetic, I need to eat all of the vegetables I can.
I’m sharing the combination of ingredients I’ve come up with for my favorite fried cabbage recipe. You can roast these in the oven or saute them on the stove, depending on your preference. I love them both ways!
Here’s what you need:
Step One: Cut the head of cabbage in half with a sharp knife.
Step Two: Slice each half into 1-inch-thick rounds and place them in a single layer on the sheet.
Step Three: Place them in a single layer on the sheet.
Step Four: Brush with 2 tbsp oil. Season with coarse salt (and ground pepper).
Step Five: Roast until cabbage is tender and edges are golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
Turn over and continue cooking for another 20 to 25 minutes.
Fried Cabbage Recipe
This juicy, flavorful Fried Cabbage Recipe is sure to be a new family favorite in your arsenal of thrifty recipes!
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium head green cabbage, cut into 1-inch-thick rounds
- Coarse salt
- Ground pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Cut one medium head green cabbage into 1-inch-thick rounds and place them in a single layer on the sheet. Coat with 2 tbsp oil. Season with coarse salt (and ground pepper, if desired). Roast until cabbage is tender and edges are golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Turn over and continue cooking for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cooking time: 40-50 minute(s)
Yield: Recipe makes 6 servings.
Wash cabbage. Cut cabbage into quarters by making thin slices across the cut sides of the cabbage. Discard the core and any tough ribs. Heat olive oil in a large pan. Add cabbage and stir until it appears to shine. Lower heat, add salt (and pepper) to taste, and continue cooking and turning until cabbage is just tender, about 20 to 25.
Cooking time: 20-30 minute(s)
Yield: Recipe makes 6 servings.
Fried cabbage is also a fast and delicious side dish for a St. Patrick’s Day corned beef recipe. Others have loved it with cooked, crisp bacon, crumbled over the top before serving.
Have you ever made fried cabbage? Does your recipe vary?
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