Southern Boiled Cabbage Recipe

Food Porn July continues with Southern Boiled Cabbage.

As with Peel-a-Pound Soup, cabbage is your friend when you are a Southerner on a low-carb diet or Keto diet. The things that are making you fat are mainly sugar, alcohol and excessive amounts of carbs found mainly in overconsumption of starchy foods like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes.

Southerners also enjoy fried foods and consume too many excessive calories from heavy use of seed oils. It is the soda, beer, sugary snacks, fried foods and your sides combined with lack of exercise that are making you fat. In order to lose weight and get in better shape this summer, you will need to consume more soups and leafy green vegetables to stay full. The challenge is mainly in what sides you are eating rather than your meats because your body only needs so much protein while it stores the carbs.

I’ve found that one of my favorite sides that I like to cook in bulk and always have ready to eat and pair with some type of smoked or grilled meat is boiled cabbage with ham hocks or bacon fat.

Here’s another version:

Unless you think I don’t practice what I preach, I had the Beer Can Chicken tonight with sides of boiled cabbage and grilled green onions:

This is plenty of leftovers for several meals this week:

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  1. Every recipe you’re posting looks delicious.

    We don’t need Diversity to eat well.

    Another Myth out the Window……..

  2. The combination of cabbage and smoked pork is very Slavic too.

    I bet some diced carrots and a little bit of onion would make that recipe even more savory.

  3. I’m cooking some corn beef and cabbage today. With red potatoes. It’s good hangover food. Loads of protein yet a light meal on the stomach.

    I have it in the crockpot. I will add the cabbage and potatoes about a half hour before it’s fully cooked.

  4. I steam cabbage with heavily salted water. Otherwise, I like to chop up some onions, garlic, and apples to mix with the cabbage. Sometimes I mix red and green cabbage. The big thing for me is to not overcook, since I like the cabbage to have a little bite left. Ground pepper and smoked paprika go well if you want a more savory than fresh taste.

      • I sometimes boil cabbage, but I use chicken stock instead of water, and the result is something like French onion soup with cabbage.

        If you have left over smoked meats, you could chop them up and combine for a good soup. Wild rice would also go well, with or without the meats.

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