Toasted Cabbage Hungarian-Style

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

From an old Sunset International Cookbook. The addition of sugar balances the strong flavor of the cabbage. Tinged with gold, this toasted cabbage makes an excellent accompaniment to chicken, pork, etc. Time consuming but worth the effort.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl mix the cabbage and salt. Let stand for 30 minutes. Pour into a colander and rinse cabbage under cold running water, squeezing out as much water as possible. (You can also use a salad spinner to remover the excess water. ).
  2. Melt butter in a wide frying pan over medium heat. Add the cabbage and cook uncovered stirring occasionally until cabbage is a bright green color and limp, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add sugar and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the cabbage is soft and lightly browned about 30 minutes longer.


Most Helpful

Outstanding! Tender sweet caramelized peppery cabbage! I did stir fry this making it come together quicker then the 50 minutes of cooking. Thanks for the yummy eats!

Rita~ April 02, 2011

Came out just a little sweet for me, but everyone I fed it to loved it. Next time I might just cut back on the sugar a bit (I did you plain old white sugar though... just what I had).

jcleinman December 16, 2008

I'm a cabbage-lover and this was absolutely delicious. I did use raw sugar and it really adds a nice flavor when the cabbage is browned. My cabbage was nice and soft and lightly browned after only about 20 minutes. I served it with pork loin. I think next time I will also add a bit of sliced onion. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* July 10, 2005

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