Okay, I'm finally going to share my favourite self-developed recipe for
cooked cabbage. I remember growing up with my mother making a Polish-style
cooked cabbage, which was basically cabbage, water, onion, apple and sugar.
From that, I developed this, and I really, really like it. I make this in
a large skillet-type frying pan (the size that you can do a whole meal in).
I like to have the leftovers, as it reheats really well in the microwave.
Some coarsely chopped or shredded cabbage (about 1/3 a head)
1 Lg or 2 small cooking onions (cut into wedges)
1 Lg or 2 small apples (coarsly chopped, skins on)
1 - 1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 tsp ginger root (optional)
2 tsp cornstarch
Pepper to taste
- Pour OJ into pan (med-high heat)
- Add pepper, ginger root, onions
- When onions are slightly softened, add all the cabbage. Cover and let
steam until somewhat cooked (about 5-7 minutes). Add more OJ if you'd like
more liquid (which will be thickened later)
- Add apples
- Mix cornstarch in a small container with just enough cold water to blend
it, then pour and stir into cabbage.
-Continue to stir until thickened and cornstarch is cooked, but apples
haven't gone to mush (just another minute or so)
- Serve as a side vegetable. Especially good with ham, if you're a
Kingston, Ontario, Canada