I've shared cooked cabbage here at the Cafe before, like this post about Hannah Yoder's favorite "rote kraut."
But this recipe is going to blow all of your preconceived notions about cooked cabbage out the window!
I'm calling this one "Sauteed Cabbage with Caramelized Onions."
(makes one serving - multiply the ingredients for more servings)
1 slice bacon (I used that Applewood Smoked Thick Sliced bacon that Ruthy and I both love so much!)
vegetarian option: substitute 1 Tablespoon butter for the bacon!
2 or 3 slices sweet white onion, cut in half
1 teaspoon garlic powder, or 1 clove garlic
2-4 cups thinly sliced cabbage
salt and pepper to taste
This recipe is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!
Cut the bacon into one-inch pieces and start browning them in your favorite pan. When the bacon is partially done and some bacon grease is beginning to accumulate in the pan, add the sliced onions.
Cook and stir for about 10 minutes, or until the onions have a nice, tasty brown sheen.
Add the cabbage and garlic. Keep cooking and stirring for another ten minutes or so.
See how the cabbage is taking on the delicious carmelizing from the onions? Yum!
Season with salt (I left it out) and pepper to taste, reduce the heat to low, cover, and let simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
And now you have a side dish that you'll never forget.
No stinky boiled cabbage smell, I promise!!!
This is buttery, savory goodness. Melt in your mouth tastiness. And definitely NOT your mother's cabbage!
I served this dish with pulled pork BBQ sandwiches (no bun for me) and veggies. A nice, light meal for a spring evening.
But then, of course, the next day we had snow. Not as much as Colorado and southern Wyoming, but about four inches at our house. Two days later another storm rolled in and gave us an additional three inches. But hey! This is spring! The snow melts so fast we can hardly tell it's been there.
And meanwhile, we get some of that wonderful moisture we need so badly this time of year!
On top of that, there's nothing like a snowy day to get some writing - or snoozing - done.
What's been going on at your house? Did you miss last week's spring storm, or did you get the full brunt of it?