Apple Cider-Braised Cabbage

apple cider braised cabbage
apple cider braised cabbage

This apple cider-braised cabbage turns a few cheap staples – apples, cider, cabbage, bacon, onions – into a really lovely dish. You can serve it as a side at a dinner party or make it for two as a main course. 

Winter is long, people!!! trying to make lemonade out of lemons with the selection of vegetables from the greenmarket is ROUGH.

This apple cider-braised cabbage turns a few cheap staples – apples, cider, cabbage, bacon, onions – into a really lovely dish. You can serve it as a side at a dinner party or make it for two as a main course. 

apple cider braised cabbage

Apple cider braised cabbage

Mimi Newman
Apple cider braised cabbage
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Mains
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 399 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 head of green cabbage cut through the core into quarter wedges
  • 3 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 medium onion halved through the core and thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp Salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups apple juice

Instructions
 

  • heat the olive oil until shimmering in a large skiller. add the cabbage wedges cut side down and cook 3-4 min each side, turning ONCE. remove and set aside.
  • cook the bacon until rendered but not crisp, about 5 minutes.
  • add the onion and some salt and cook until softened and just starting to carmelize. Like 5-10 min.
  • stir in the vinegar and simmer over moderately high heat until reduced by half. add the apple juice and stir to combine.
  • take the cabbage that’s been resting and put back in the skillet; cover and braise over moderately low heat, turning once, until tender, about 20-30 minutes. (It should be past al dente, soft and tender is the ideal) Using tongs+spatula, transfer the cabbage to a platter and cover w/ foil.
  • reduce the remaining liquids/onion/bacon in the skillet, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and swirl in the ghee/butter. season the sauce with salt and pepper; spoon over the braised cabbage and serve.

Notes

Red cabbage is fine to use here too!

Nutrition

Calories: 399kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 7gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 99mgPotassium: 1146mgFiber: 13gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 445IUVitamin C: 172mgCalcium: 214mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Apple cider braised cabbage
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