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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Cabbage-southern style

I know for St Patrick's Day most people had corned beef and cabbage... but we really prefer ham with ours. The WhistleStop Cafe would serve cabbage on fridays with sweet potatoes and ham, or fried catfish. We like to spice our cabbage up with a little pepper sauce and of course a big chunk of cornbread!
Here is our old recipe for cooked cabbage, straight from Fannie Flagg's cookbook.
Cabbage- Southern Style
1 lg head cabbage
1 oz thinly sliced salt pork
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
1 onion thinly sliced
Peel off the outer leaves and cut up. Cut out core using a sharp knife and discard. Cut remaining cabbage into quarters, then cut each quarter in half. Wash cabbage and drain.
Saute salt pork in oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium high heat until lightly browned. Add 1 quart water and salt, bring to a boil.
Add cabbage wedges and cut up leaves and onion. Cover, reduce heat, simmer 15 -20 minutes, or until tender.

Since you are probably asking 'where do I find salt pork?' I will admit that I usually use a few slices of bacon. It is just as yummy!

Now I will make this short and sweet~ because the HGTV Dream Truck will be driving up at any minute!
See y'all on the TV,
Sandi

10 comments:

Kristen said...

They were supposed to knock on my door too...oh well, next year it is mine! Colorado gets too cold for me anyway ;)

sher said...

Yes, this is like the cabbage I often ate as a child in Mississippi. It's wonderful!

joey said...

I posted about cabbage with ham a while ago too! :) I used bits of jamon serrano and it was heavenly!

Just the sound of salt pork makes me know I'll like it! Heehee :)

Cheryl said...

I hate to admit it, but I don't like cabbage at all. But my mother loves it. I am going to give her your recipe.

sandi said...

Kristen~ I really didn't want that house anyway...the blue kitchen counter tops would have clashed with my dishes. I'm waiting for the beach house.
Sher & Cheryl~ cabbage... you either love it or hate it. Good cooked cabbage is a meal!
Joey~ I'll check yours out!

wheresmymind said...

My only change would be to use chicken stock instead of water :)

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