Buttery Sautéed Cabbage
- 1 small head green cabbage about 2 1/2 pounds
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Cut the cabbage in half from its top down through its core. Place the cut-side down on your cutting board, then slice it as thinly as possible around the core so that you have fine ribbons. Discard the core.
- Heat a large saute pan or similar heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and butter. Once the butter is melted, add the cabbage, salt, and pepper. Saute for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender and begins to brown. Don’t feel like you need to constantly stir it. Leaving cabbage undisturbed for a minute or two as you go is what will allow it to develop brown caramelized bits. It will feel like it might not fit in the pan at first but it will shrink as it cooks down.
- Remove from the heat. Taste and add a bit of additional salt and pepper if you like. Serve warm.
- TO STORE: Store Sautéed Cabbage in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- TO REHEAT: Place Sautéed Cabbage in a microwave-safe bowl or on a plate and reheat gently until warm. You can perk your leftovers up by adding another sprinkle of salt and a splash of apple cider vinegar after reheating.
- TO FREEZE: Sautéed Cabbage can be frozen if placed in a freezer-safe container. The texture of the cabbage may change slightly while frozen, but will still taste delicious when thawed.
Adapted from Well Plated