Butter-Fried Green Cabbage

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Green cabbage is a low-carb chef's best friend. It's a highly versatile vegetable and a great low-carb alternative to potatoes, pasta and rice. Green cabbage fried in butter tastes fantastic – try it. Liberal low carbLiberal low carb80% Fat5% Protein12% Carbs7 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 15 m5 minutes preparation15 minutes cooking time
Liberal low carbLiberal low carb80% Fat5% Protein12% Carbs7 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 15 m5 minutes preparation15 minutes cooking time

Green cabbage is a low-carb chef’s best friend. It’s a highly versatile vegetable and a great low-carb alternative to potatoes, pasta and rice. Green cabbage fried in butter tastes fantastic – try it.

Ingredients

4 servingservings
USMetric
  • 1½ lbs 700 g shredded green cabbage
  • 3½ oz. 100 g butter
  • salt and pepper

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NutritionLiberal low carb80% Fat5% Protein12% Carbs7 g carbs / serving

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Melt butter in a frying pan.
  2. Sauté the shredded cabbage on medium heat for at least 15 minutes or until the cabbage reaches desired color and consistency.
  3. Lower the heat a little towards the end. Stir regularly. Salt and pepper to taste.

Tip 1!

Vary your butter-fried cabbage by adding one or two teaspoons curry, cumin, herbs or a pinch of saffron. Chili – both dried and fresh – is also great, depending on what you have at home and fancy. Also great to fry in spice or herb butter.

Tip 2!

If you love green cabbage – raw or fried – it’s a smart idea to shred an entire head, or half of it, at once. Shred in a food processor, store in a plastic bag or a container with lid in the refrigerator. It will keep for many days. You can also use red cabbage or pointed cabbage.

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30 Comments

  1. Cilla
    With cabbage you can try caraway seeds. Whole or ground. By my opinion it's better than cumin.
  2. Sophie
    We fried some pieces of bacon first then cooked the cabbage in the bacon fat. It was awesome!
  3. Janet
    Amazing! A weekly dish for me.
  4. Rachel
    I love it as a side for fried eggs. So, so good.
  5. Jan
    I add tumeric and bacon to mine, tastes wonderful!
  6. Wendy
    We love it. Eat it often.
  7. Robin
    Thought we would try this recipe. It was good, nice flavor. We usually stir fry cabbage in olive oil, sesame seeds and garlic once a week. Sometimes we add chicken or beef with peppers. Never thought about frying the cabbage in butter, so it was a nice change up. We used Organic Unsalted Butter Stix.
  8. art
    try it with some side pork no additives much better for you bacon is processed side pork is heathy
    good fat i think its less protein try it Art
  9. Natalia Correia
    Hi, good day,

    On LCHF, can we have coconut flour or almond flour?

    I would appreciate your answer.

    Regards,

    Natalia

    Reply: #10
  10. Hi Natalia Correia!

    Yes! Coconut flour and almond flour are OK with LCHF. :)

    Hi, good day,On LCHF, can we have coconut flour or almond flour?I would appreciate your answer.Regards,Natalia

  11. Libby
    do you have a recipe for bread using Spelt flour pls
    Reply: #13
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  13. Mark
    Hey Libby, although the more primitive spelt flour is an incredible improvement over modern wheat flour it is still rich in carbs and would not be something used in LCHF, at least not in my opinion.
  14. Michele
    I did exactly this and my bs sprang up 30 points at the 2 hour mark after eating. Someone mentioned maybe it "carmelized". I was disappointed because I loved fried cabbage.
  15. Stephanie
    I gently fry my cabbage with lots of nutmeg, can't beat it. However I will be trying the turmeric option mentioned here by Jan.
  16. 1 comment removed
  17. Maddie
    This is nice. But could someone please explain why it counts as liberal? The creamed cabbage recipe has the same amount of cabbage as this and is marked moderate. I'm a bit confused as to why just butter and cabbage would not be OK on my strict low carb diet.
  18. Crystal
    Thanks for asking that question Maddie.....I was wondering the same thing
    Reply: #19
  19. Maddie York
    No answer yet... Do you have to be a member to get Diet Doctor's official replies to comments?
    Replies: #20, #21
  20. Hi Maddie!

    Sorry for a missing answer.

    The grading of food in liberal/moderate/strict is not a precise science so the grading for quite similar recipes can differ.

    I will ask for an "official" answer regarding this recipe from our recipe department. ;-)

    No answer yet... Do you have to be a member to get Diet Doctor's official replies to comments?

  21. Hi Maddie!

    It's hard to find a way to classify recipes that always makes perfect sense. We've decided to use energy percent, as the least bad option.

    When there's 0-4 percent of energy from carbs we classify it as strict, 5-10 is moderate and 10-20 percent is liberal. We generally do not publish recipes with more than 20 percent carbs.

  22. Kitkat
    Do you have a maximum calories if we want to lose weight?
    Reply: #23
  23. Hi Kitkat!

    We are trying to avoid focus on calories.

    Here you can read how we think you could lose weight:
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/how-to-lose-weight

    Do you have a maximum calories if we want to lose weight?

  24. Ify
    Hi. I'm new to this LCHF lifestyle. That said, just tried the fried cabbage and absolutely love it.
  25. Marisa
    What is the unit of cabbage?
  26. Wendy Elf
    This is totally awesome.... I absolutely LOVE it!
    Me and hubby eat it at least twice a week now. I never knew it could taste so good :)
  27. Rob
    Quick question. Why is this considered "Liberal Low Carb"? Seems pretty Keto to me.
  28. Hi Rob!

    It's hard to find a way to classify recipes that always makes perfect sense. We've decided to use energy percent, as the least bad option.

    When there's 0-4 percent of energy from carbs we classify it as strict, 5-10 is moderate and 10-20 percent is liberal. We generally do not publish recipes with more than 20 percent carbs.

    Quick question. Why is this considered "Liberal Low Carb"? Seems pretty Keto to me.

  29. Rob
    Makes sense. Thank you for the prompt reply. I made it tonight for the first time and it was wonderful. Today is the first day in a very long journey.

    p.s. Just found the post from Maddie. I'll read the other posts from now on. :)

  30. Elle
    Goes well with star anise too.
  31. Sam
    Love this with crumbled bacon and some fennel seeds thrown in! I look forward to trying this with Napa cabbage or Pak Choi as the carb level would be even less. Thanks for posting all the wonderful recipes!!
  32. Jenny
    Jenny years ago tried cabbage, bit of chicken stock, butter & lemon sauteed in a pan - delicious.

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