Last week I was blog hopping and I ran across an interesting idea for a linky party. Now, for some of my readers who are new to the blogging world, a linky party is where one blogger makes a post and provides a way for other bloggers to link to that post. Then when readers visit that blog, they can click on any of the links and go to those blogs, too.
I must say that the linky parties have introduced me to a whole new world of fabulous, creative people. I've only been blogging for a short while, and I've been thinking about joining one of these parties, but I haven't worked up the courage to join one yet. But the other day while visiting Happier Than a Pig in Mud, I saw that Lynn was having a Celebrity Cook-Along Linky Party, and I decided that this was going to be the first Linky party that I will join.
The first featured celebrity is going to be Ina Garten which means a whole lot of bloggers are going to be cooking and sharing Ina's recipes . I have several of Ina's cookbooks, so I found perhaps the easiest recipe of hers to try.
This recipe comes from the cookbook Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa Parties and the recipe is Sauteed Cabbage. Now the first thing that I thought was, "Who serves cabbage at a party?" I consider cabbage more "Let's hurry up and get some food on the table!" kind of food. Well, this recipe is fast and delicious! Ina says that Martha Stewart taught her how to make this dish and who argues with Martha?
Here is what you need to prepare this dish:
- 1 small head of cabbage
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt (I used sea salt)
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- Fleur de sel to taste (optional)
How to make
Cut the cabbage in half and, with the cut side down slice it as thinly as possible around the core, as though you were making coleslaw. Discard the core.
Melt the butter in a large saute pan or heavy-bottomed pot over high heat. (I used half of the head of cabbage since I was cooking for two people, and I used an iron skillet. If you use the whole head of cabbage, you are going to need a larger pot.)
Add the cabbage, kosher salt, and pepper and saute for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender and begins to brown.
Finish with another sprinkling of kosher salt or fleur de sel. Serve hot. How easy is that?
I served the cabbage with some fried pork chops. Leo was veeeeerrrry happy! And since I only used half of the cabbage last night and the grocery store had a buy one-get one free special on the pork chops, we had the same thing again for dinner tonight.
But I don't think I'll be serving this dish at any party! Click on the word comments below and tell me if you like cabbage or not.
Till next time, Jane
Ina, what vegetarian dish would you serve with the cabbage? My grandson is dating a lovely young woman who is a vegetarian (no fish or shell fish either. I’m an old Nonni but he wants me to have them for dinner soon. My idea of dinner now is roasted Brussels sprouts and salmon. I met you years ago when one of my oldest and best friends daughter worked for you in West Hampton ( Bettina Thompson- Stern). I’m throwing this in in the hopes you’ll help me. The young woman who has stolen my grandsons heart is definitely a keeper. I hope you’ll help me thanks so much ROSEMARY McCamish.
This cabbage is so easy. I have been making it for years and have never been disappointed. Glad to see it written down.
I love cabbage, I love to eat sauté cabbage and bacon its delicious.
Love Ina Garten! I make her sauteed cabbage all the time. See this link: http://journalingmywaythrough2010.blogspot.com/2011/01/recipe-4-chicken-satay.html
Erin @ Carolina Country Living
Ina Garten is a goddess in my book! I have yet to try a recipe of hers that isn't out-of-this-world amazing. This is such a tasty way to prepare cabbage and I'm definitely a fan of this brassica. 🙂
Hi Jane, I think linky parties are a great way to meet other bloggers with the same interests! Thank you for following me. The cabbage recipe looks delicious--I will try it--and it is so appropriate for St. Patty's Day coming soon! Linda
Happier Than A Pig in Mud
Hi Jane, I LOVE cabbage and I'm always looking for more ways to make it! I'll be trying this and using my cast iron skillet too! I'm so glad you jumped in and joined the party, I look forward to seeing you in many more:@)
We just love sauteed cabbage. It is so good this time of the year and your recipe looks delicious. Thank you for sharing and you have a great day!
Susan in SC
I L-O-V-E cabbage. I bought one today and will fix it tomorrow for dinner.
Modern Country lady
Lovely recipe- I must try it.Thank you for joining Modern Country Lady.
Have a lovely day today
Hugh hates cabbage but he might just eat this. I will also try the pork dish. Keep the recipes coming. The cottage looks so pretty in the Spring.
I love sauteed cabbage!!! I make it all the time. So easy and yummy...and good for you.
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