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Buttered Cabbage

April 15, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Every time I make something like this I wonder how many people all over the world are fixing the same thing: a vegetable cooked with butter, salt and pepper. It is so simple, and so good. In fact, we love this so much that I have decided to grow cabbage in my tiny community garden plot, in spite of the size and my fear of slugs… —checker

What You'll Need
  • 1 medium head white cabbage
  • 4-6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • salt & pepper
  1. Core the cabbage and slice it into thin strips.
  2. Over medium heat, melt the butter in a large skillet and add the strips of cabbage.
  3. Stir to coat with the butter then add a good amount of salt and pepper – about a teaspoon or so of each – to suit your taste.
  4. Continue cooking and stirring occasionally until the cabbage is “al dente” or until it is green and tender without being mushy.
  5. Note: I once added a little celery salt to this, and it was a nice addition. However, I still think it is best when it is prepared in this simple manner.

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Recipe by: checker

Someone once said, "the wise man knows that he knows nothing at all." Therefore if I spend my days seeking knowledge than I am simply trying to be a better fool. Hopefully I will eat well along the way.

11 Reviews

Sheila O. March 29, 2021
Very tasty.
I added a couple a sprinkles of garlic powder
Nina January 15, 2019
This was delicious! I think my fiance was a little worried at first, since I have never made anything like this before, but I think it was the highlight of our dinner. My daughter didn't even want to try it, then she ate all of mine, and had a second helping, and asked for me to put it in her lunch. Thank you!
pung March 10, 2018
Made this a zillion times, making it now. The best recipe around for buttered cabbage. Love this stuff. Thanks for a great recipe. I especially like the fact that you don't go on about your trip to the Alps where Pierre made this and your spouse went batty over it and on and on and on. Just a comment and right to it. Marvelous. Well, have to go stir the cabbage. Thanks again. P.S. Still no dog.
pung December 2, 2015
I go to Hibachi Grill to get this. I've always wanted to make it, but the other recipes have other ingredients that I don't want. I just wanted a simple buttered cabbage recipe and here it is! Thank you. I understand that cabbage will help loose weight ~ and maybe a few friends. I don't have a dog to blame:( I'm going to make this next week.
andrea August 17, 2014
If I have leftovers, will they keep?
Therese March 25, 2014
Very good.
Julia July 22, 2013
Cooking this right now.:)
checker July 23, 2013
Very flattered to hear that you made a favorite dish of mine. Thank you! I hope you liked it!
JanetFL June 12, 2012
This is my favorite way to fix cabbage!
Sagegreen April 18, 2011
I have never thought to add butter to cabbage, but it sounds great!
checker April 18, 2011
We have this all the time. It's so easy, and so good. Thanks for the comment! Somehow it's been a couple of weeks since I strolled over to your neck of the woods, so I'm going to fix that right now...