Cabbage Anyone??

I know cabbage isn’t a highly popular veggie for most people but the Kramer family, minus Kramer himself, actually likes cabbage.

We like it cooked.  We like sauerkraut.  The kids like coleslaw…me not so much but it’s okay.

I make some other recipes too:
Potato Cabbage Soup-Link HERE.
Mock Chow Mein-Link HERE.


Jazzed up Ramens-Find Link HERE.

Bacon Cabbage is likely the most favorite recipe of all.  Find it HERE.

I make a goal to plant cabbage in the garden every year as it’s a veggie we use up.

I was looking at the garden and was a little disappointed.  We had a late frost advisory a bit ago and I had small cabbage plants that didn’t do the best with it.  They look puny and I didn’t know if they would snap out of it.  They might…might not.  I had about eight plants there but really would like to have at least 12 plants for harvesting.  Four looked “meh”.

Kalissa was going to town and asked me if I needed anything.  I said, “Ya.  A couple of packs of cabbages would be great.  I guess about 12 plants.  I don’t know how many that would be.”

Kalissa came a bit later and said, “Here.  I got you your cabbage plants.”

Um…WHAT!!  I meant 12 plants.  Not 12 packs.  So…I now have 48 plants.  Hmm.  I guess I’ll be needing some cabbage recipes as clearly, I will need more if I am going to be able to use up all of this!!

Kalissa assures me that she will help eat it all.

We sure had a good laugh over it all.  I obviously wasn’t clear in my asking…and she wasn’t clean in her listening.  I’ll call it a comedy of errors!!

25 thoughts on “Cabbage Anyone??

  1. Robby

    We make cabbage burgers. They’re tasty and freezable. I bet even the little ones would like them. They were a school lunch that was widely liked. Let me know if you want a recipe.

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    1. Smith Rebecca

      It may be a good year for homemade sauerkraut. My uncle made it one year and I have a hard time enjoying store bought now.

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      1. Betty Price

        We love egg rolls. Cut up the cabbage (1 small- med head), add bean sprouts, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots cut up. Put soy sauce over this with Chinese 5 spice and stir often. Leave overnight. I usually fill the bigger Tupperware bowl. (They now make one larger). Fill wrappers with mixture draining liquid off. Deep fry and enjoy. This usually makes 3 pig of wrappers ( 45) they freeze well but are not crispy when microwaved. Look for recipes as my family likes only this. I make a homemade sweet and sour sauce too.

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    2. Judith Fairchild

      When we moved back from. California. We planted a garden the cabbage was mehh just like yours is asked a neighbor who had lived here all her life about how she started cabbage. She told me to burn some wood etc. In a space in the garden on February 2nd. And when the ashes had cooled sprinkle the cabbage seeds and let them alone. We did the cabbages sprouted and never got frost bitten even though we had several severe freezes. They also stored the whole following winter until used up.
      I have baked ham and cabbage together. It was delicious.

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    3. Marie Ann Mann

      Never heard of a cabbage burger here in Australia but I would love to know how to make then, sounds like they could be very keto friendly. Thanks, Marie in Western Australia

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  2. Judith Fairchild

    When we moved back from. California. We planted a garden the cabbage was mehh just like yours is asked a neighbor who had lived here all her life about how she started cabbage. She told me to burn some wood etc. In a space in the garden on February 2nd. And when the ashes had cooled sprinkle the cabbage seeds and let them alone. We did the cabbages sprouted and never got frost bitten even though we had several severe freezes. They also stored the whole following winter until used up.
    I have baked ham and cabbage together. It was delicious.

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    1. Bonnie F. in CT

      My family always has kapusta at big gatherings. It’s cabbage with bacon or salt pork, onion, celery, beans (I use pinto) and some sauerkraut mixed in. Some add kielbasa or pork roast, too. It’s a love it or hate it dish but always there to honor our heritage.

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  3. Janette

    We have a family favorite i made when my kids were little and now they all make it at their homes. It is a cabbage, onion, sausage and sour cream mixture that is then served in pita bread. Very yummy!

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  4. Margaret in North Texas

    I love cabbage. Never heard of cabbage burgers but I’d like to try them and I’ll bet they are tasty. Nothing better than cabbage grown in your own garden That is a story that you and Kalissa won’t ever forget!

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  5. Sandra Moore

    I like cabbage sliced in 1 inch rounds and fried. Add some vinegar, a tiny bit of sugar, and some cooked bacon on top….. Heavenly

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    1. NJ

      Love cabbage. Can use it many ways & makes house smell so delicious cooking in soup. It’s especially nice if you live a ways from a grocery store because it keeps much better than lettuce. I hope you can find room for all these plants in your garden then share the excess like I’ve done.

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  6. Ginny Clyne

    My mother fried cabbage. onions with cheese and potato pierogis and served with sour cream. It was delicious. My husband won’t eat it.

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  7. Beryl In Owatonna

    I made up my own recipe using a package of coleslaw and Italian sausage. I brown the sausage, if there is a lot of fat I take most of it off, Then I put the whole bag of coleslaw in with the sausage, a little bit of water and cook it until the coleslaw is cook. I will add some soy sauce. I like it and have to eat it for a about 3 days because it makes a goodly amount. I am single so I am the only one eating it!! I fix some brown rice to eat with it. I think you could use just cut up cabbage instead of the slaw.

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  8. Samantha M

    These cabbage recipe ideas couldn’t have come at a better time, having spent yesterday cutting and blanching 9 cabbages (planted last autumn) for the freezer, and there are still 5 left in the veg garden! Thanks Jo and your readers :)

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  9. Julie Holleran

    I love fried cabbage–yup–just shredded cabbage fried in olive oil with plenty of black pepper–I let mine get medium crispy–LOVE at first bite!! Hugs, Julierose:)))

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  10. Linda S.

    There was this one time when I was a teen–decades ago and obviously before cell phones–that Mom and I separated ways in a small city, with plans to meet up a while later at a certain time and place. We each waited for the other IN DIFFERENT STORES for an hour. I don’t remember how we got back together, but we finally did.
    Communication breakdowns happen, for sure!! Might as well laugh as cry!

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  11. Valerie

    Ha! My husband did that to me with tomato plants, only he got me two flats of 48 plants! I gave away what I could, but ended up with nearly 80 tomato plants. I got as many into containers as I could (don’t have a great garden plot yet), then planted the rest in our not very good clay-ey soil, telling them to Go with God. Good thing I like canning tomato sauce! And yes, you should definitely try making homemade sauerkraut–there’s nothing like it.

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  12. Patt Weimer

    Cabbage soup… diced cabbage ( doesn’t hang off the spoon), chicken stock, sugar, onion, garlic ( diced from a jar),grated nutmeg, seasonings of choice, 1 lg., can of diced/ crished or ???, tomatoes, cook till cabbage is tender, add “coined” kielbasa , check seasoning, ENJOY. even my late husband ate with chunks of garlic bread. Since we both enjoyed garlic, we enjoyed a kiss good night!

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  13. Bonnie Gray

    My husband & I loved the Cabbage soup that we use to eat at Shoney’s so my daughter came up this recipe that we love: 1-46oz. can of V-8 juice, 1# hamburger browned, 1 can of beef broth, 1-28oz. can of tomatoes, 1can of rotel tomatoes, 1 onion chopped, 1 head of cabbage chopped. Combine & cook for about half hour or until cabbage is cooked.

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  14. Toni

    I add chopped cabbage to vegetable soup and make a casserole that I call unstuffed cabbage rolls. It has all the ingredients of cabbage rolls but in casserole form. My mom always made something that she just called boiled dinner that had ham hocks, cabbage, and potatoes all boiled together. Other than cole slaw, that’s about the extent of cabbage things I like. I detest sauerkraut and only make it on New Year’s Day for my family to keep my late mother-in-law’s tradition going.

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  15. Cat Snyder

    My two family favorite cabbage recipes are:
    1) Eggroll in a bowl: https://stylishcravings.com/low-carb-easy-make-egg-roll-bowl/. (Actually, I bake these inside eggroll wrappers – 15 minutes at 400F) The most exotic ingredient is the egg roll wrapper, and that’s optional.
    2) something we call science class slaw. It’s a bit of an Asian flair dressing: 1 part rice vinegar, 1 part soy sauce, 1 part oil (I usually use a combo of olive/vegetable oil and toasted sesame oil). It looks prettier with black sesame seeds sprinkled on top (but regular toasted ones or none work too).

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