Frizzled Cabbage

Total Time
5 mins
20 mins

Raise the lowly cabbage to something extraordinary! This technique of sautéing brings out a wonderful sweetness you never knew existed in cabbage. You can add different spices to this recipe: curry, caraway seeds, or hot pepper sauce are just suggestions. But try it plain first! Adapted from The Low-Carb Cookbook by Fran McCullough

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  • 14 medium green cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or more if you are feeling decadent)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Core and very thinly slice the cabbage.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet (I use non-stick) over medium heat.
  3. When it is bubbling, add the cabbage.
  4. Salt and pepper the cabbage.
  5. Stir occasionally and cook until mostly wilted, about 10 minutes.
  6. Turn the heat down to medium-low and let cook, stirring frequently, until cabbage is starting to caramelize (brown), about 10 minutes.
  7. Do not let burn.
  8. Taste, adjust seasoning, and serve immediately.