Butter-fried green cabbage

Butter-fried green cabbage

It's not your grandmother's boiled cabbage leaves. Shredded green cabbage gets a low-carb upgrade with plenty of butter for flavor and heft. If you can stir over medium heat, you can make this foolproof everyday favorite!

Butter-fried green cabbage

It's not your grandmother's boiled cabbage leaves. Shredded green cabbage gets a low-carb upgrade with plenty of butter for flavor and heft. If you can stir over medium heat, you can make this foolproof everyday favorite!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 25 oz. 700 g shredded green cabbage
  • 3 oz. 75 g butter
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Shred the cabbage using a food processor, mandolin slicer or a sharp knife.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter.
  3. Add the cabbage and sauté for at least 15 minutes, stirring from time to time, until the cabbage is wilted and golden brown around the edges.
  4. Lower the heat a little towards the end. Salt and pepper to taste.

 

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Butter-fried cabbage

Tip!

Change up your butter-fried cabbage by adding one or two teaspoons of curry, cumin, a favorite herb, or even a pinch of saffron. Chili – both dried and fresh – is another nice choice, depending on what you are in the mood for and have on hand. Or, try it sautéed in herb butter... check out our fabulous herb butter recipe!

If you love green cabbage – raw or fried – consider shredding an entire head, or half of it, at once. Shred in a food processor, and store in a plastic bag or a container with lid in the fridge. It will keep for many days. You can also use red cabbage or pointed cabbage. Have fun!

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40 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. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    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
  12. 1 comment removed
  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.
    Reply: #33
  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. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    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. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    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. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    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.
  33. V
    Cooking a food until it caramelizes does not add any sugar too the food. Unless you actually add sugar of course..
  34. Chris
    Are there any sort of Macro details on this dish?
  35. Grace
    Hi love this cabbage dish. I add a half teaspoon of fennel seeds to the recipe. Yummy.
  36. M
    Thank you for your website. I have been doing this approach for yrs on my own w/hrs of research. Your site & info are amazing. So far all your info & recipes have been so helpful. Pls keep recipes coming...Thx again!
  37. Patti
    My Mother always fried cabbage in some bacon grease :)
  38. Rhonda
    Fried cabbage is like riced cauliflower. It makes the base for just about anything you want to do with it. Add a protein and a seasoning and it just moves with it. We love to add bacon and Bavarian seasoning with a splash of vinegar. Next I'm going to throw some cream in the top of it. Yay, cabbage!
  39. Brent
    Cooked in bacon grease, added some fennel and a little garlic... absolutely the best! Will definitely do again.
  40. Peninah
    I have to be strict about my protein and it would be very hhelpful if the nutrition information on the recipes included the number of protein grams per serving and not just the carbs.
  41. Trish
    fabulous. have it once a week
  42. Nancy Hatcher
    I've cooked cabbage for years and my best add is fried onions and caraway seeds with it..........yummy!! Especially good on a cold winter's day.

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