Day 312: Cape Breton Cabbage ♥

Cape Breton Cabbage, a quick, easy way to cook cabbage for a delicious side dish, way more than the sum of its parts. Low Carb. Vegetarian. Gluten Free. For Weight Watchers, SmartPoints 3.
graphic button small size size 10 A quick and easy way to cook cabbage, yielding a gobble-it-up delicious side dish. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Vegetarian. Weight Watchers friendly! graphic button small size size 10

~recipe updated & republished 2016~
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WAY BACK IN 2006 This is one more simple cabbage recipe, just like Day 295's Cabbage with Winter Pesto. If you haven't had cooked cabbage for awhile, it's worth a retry. I remember cabbage being kinda icky – but these last two recipes have turned out cabbage that's sweet and wonderfully fresh tasting. This recipe makes a low-carb, low-calorie and high-fiber side dish: simple, delicious AND healthful. Next time, I'll skip the egg, it just doesn't seem necessary. The trick seems to be the vinegar.

UPDATE Cabbage lovers will love this, I think. I know I sure do! The cabbage is so creamy and sharp at the same time, almost like a gentle Sweet 'n' Sour Cabbage. VERY good! I do now indeed skip the egg, it isn't missed. An egg does make the sauce a tad a richer and perhaps smoother so it might be a good choice for some meals. Do know, this may be "plain fare" but I wouldn't hesitate to serve it to guests. It would be especially good as a low-carb and low-calorie substitute for a "starch" served with winter stews and broiled fish. It could be "prettied up" with a quick sprinkle of fresh herbs (dill or tarragon, perhaps) but I hesitate to remove attention from the sweetness of the cabbage itself. So good!

"This recipe was a very tasty way to use up the last of my farm share.... Very yummy!" ~ Nancy


Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Time to table: 25 minutes
Serves 4

Salted water to cover
1 medium cabbage, a generous pound, cored and chopped

1 tablespoon butter, melted in the microwave
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or another good light-colored vinegar
1 large egg (optional, especially if you're concerned about the risk of salmonella from raw egg)
2 tablespoons half 'n' half
Salt and pepper to taste

Bring the water to boil in a large pot. Add the cabbage, cover and cook for about 15 minutes. Drain and return to the hot pot.

While the cabbage cooks, whisk the butter, vinegar, egg (if using) and half 'n' half. Stir into the hot cabbage. Season to taste. If needed, reheat to warm. Serve and enjoy!!

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  1. Hi Alanna, this sounds like something we eat up in the North - called "stewed" [insert vegetable name here] - stoovitud kapsas in Estonian, stuvede hvidka*l in Danish etc. We don't use the egg though. Thanks for reminding me of this simple but delicious dish - haven't made one for ages!

  2. Do you think this would work with balsamic or another vinegar if I don't have malt vinegar handy?

  3. Another vinegar would be just fine, a clear or light color would be preferable if you're picky about the end color of the cabbage. This is so good, I hope you enjoy it!

  4. Hi Alanna- I just now took the time to create an account so that I could make comments, but I have been loving your recipes all summer! This recipe was a very tasty way to use up the last of my farm share. I skipped the egg, used white balsamic vinegar, and substituted evaporated milk for the cream. Very yummy!

    Also, using a trick from Canadian friends who live too far from the store to always have fresh milk, I froze the leftover evap milk. It should give me just enough to make this recipe next time.

  5. Nancy ~ Thanks so much, I appreciate your letting me know that the recipes work for you!

  6. Hello! I just put the ingredients (including the egg) into the WW Recipe Builder and this recipe is only 2 Smart Points per serving. YAY!!!!


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