How To Cook Boiled Cabbage

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  • 28 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 18 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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This is a basic boiled cabbage recipe.   Make these delicious wedges with nothing but butter and salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with a little cider vinegar or pepper vinegar sauce if you like.

Also see below the recipe for tips and variations for alternative seasonings and substitution ideas, and a quick how-to for pepper vinegar sauce.

What You'll Need

  • 1 small to medium head cabbage, rinsed and cut into 6 wedges
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It

Directions for boiled cabbage

  1. Add about 1/2 inch of lightly salted water to a large skillet or Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Add cabbage wedges and salt; simmer, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Turn cabbage carefully and simmer about 8 minutes longer, or until tender. Pour off water and return to low heat until moisture has evaporated. Add melted butter; coat boiled cabbage thoroughly.
  3. Sprinkle the cabbage with salt and pepper - season to taste.

     

    Tips and Variations

    Use chicken broth or vegetable broth in place of the water.

    Replace the salt with about 1/2 teaspoon of Creole or Cajun seasoning, or a seasoned salt blend. If the seasoning is salt-free, add salt, to taste.

    Make homemade hot pepper sauce. Fill a sterile jar with cleaned chopped hot or mild peppers. If the peppers are small, just cut a slit in them or pierce them. In a saucepan over high heat, bring vinegar to a boil. Pour the hot vinegar over the peppers. Cover and refrigerate for a week or two before using.
     

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