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Pan-fried White Cabbage

White Cabbage is a Tuscan staple, and although this recipe might seem obvious or simple, making them right is a must!

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John:

I love white cabbage, it is perfect with any second course: I especially love it with spicy meats and slow-cooked dishes!

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White Tuscan cabbage is a terrific ingredient to keep in your pantry during the colder months. It has an incredibly long shelf life, and is a key player in many classic Tuscan stews and warming winter dishes like Ribollita, Vegetable Minestrone, and pan-fried Verza. In fact, Italian cabbage is a such a versatile ingredient, you'll never run out of delicious ways to prepare this winter vegetable. In the market for a quick side dish? Mamablip's got you covered with this simple veggie side dish, incorporating a genuine Italian classic winter vegetable. With a simple ingredient list, and a super-to-the-point cooking time, the simple Italian cabbage recipe below will hit the spot for your vegetable side dish needs.

You can use a lovely freshly-pressed Italian extra-virgin olive oil to truly make this Italian cabbage side dish sing, or toss in a few oil or salt-preserved anchovies for an extra savory and salty kick. Don't forget the always reliable Italian peperoncino flakes - they're not just delicious but also add minute nutritional benefits to this wholesome Italian cabbage dish. Warm yourself and your loved ones up with this wonderful wintery dish - pair it with a meaty braised entrée, and you've got yourself a classic Italian winter feast!  

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Ingredients

for 4 servings

Pan-fried White Cabbage Ingredients

  • White Cabbage 300 grams
  • Extra-virgin olive oil 2 table-spoon
  • Garlic Cloves 2
  • Salt 1 pinch

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Preparation

for 4 servings

Step

1

Of 1

Prepare the Dish

Slice the cabbage, wash well under cold water.  Dry off well with either salad spinner or paper towels.  

Boil cabbage for either 5 minutes in hot, salted water or steam-cook for 20 minutes.  Place cabbage into a pasta colander and using the back of a large metal spoon, press down on cabbage to force out excess water.  

In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil until warmed (but not smoking).  Add garlic cloves and allow to heat.  Cook until garlic lightly browned, add the cabbage and allow to sauté for approximately 4-5 minutes.  The pan shouldn't be watery at the bottom, and the cabbage should be slightly golden in color.  

Adjust the cabbage for salt, and serve warm.  


 

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Reviews

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John Monday 11th of January 2021

The perfect side-dish for a nice piece of meat!

I love white cabbage, it is perfect with any second course: I especially love it with spicy meats and slow-cooked dishes!

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