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All things Cabbage


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All things Cabbage

cstout | Jul 2, 2013 06:14 PM

All nationalities use cabbage in some way, so please share your family dishes.

Maybe you don't even like cabbage, but if you just hang around here, you might change your mind. Chow people can do wonders.

Perhaps it is just a throw together type thing, no recipe, but great tasting. Maybe it is something you sneak into the kitchen & make when no one else is around.Those are the really fun dishes that need sharing with the rest of us.

Here are some ideas to get your mind in gear

main dish (including beef, pork or whatever)
side dish
cold dish
pickled, fermented, rolled (recipes for these too, please)

This is a good dish-

Sladky Zeli (sweet & sour cabbage - Czech origin)

2 lbs cabbage
2 T shortening
3 slices bacon, cut in small pieces
2 T sugar
1 med onion, chopped
1 t salt
black pepper
vinegar (of your choice)

Cut cabbage like coarse slaw, sprinkle with salt & set aside.

Melt shortening. Add sugar to the oil & stir over medium heat until light brown.

Drain cabbage & add to sugar mixture along the onion, chopped bacon & black pepper. Stir gently until everything is mixed up.

Cook until crisp/tender (not mushy). Add a little water if not moist enough.

When done, add a couple splashes of vinegar (I use malt vinegar) or more if you prefer.

Sprinkle with a little flour to thicken. Cook only long enough to cook the flour. This dish is not meant to be cooked a long time to where it becomes soggy.

Good served over mashed potatoes. I add chopped green onion (top & bottom) to the potatoes just before they are finished cooking.

I fix baked beef spare ribs to go along with this sometimes.

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