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Updated April 24, 2018.
Irish cabbage is a deliciously iconic ethnic food, an essential part of any Irishman's daily life and always a featured cuisine during holidays.
Whether in Ireland or abroad, and for generation upon generation, cabbage has remained a common staple sustaining Irishmen through the worst and the best of times.
Great, Great Grandma's treasured recipe has passed down through the ages; Irish cabbage continues to nourish the descendants of Gaelic speaking ancients.
Oh, how the Irish love to celebrate, especially all things Irish!
Then, it should come as no surprise that cabbage is an integral part of any great Irish celebration--especially National Cabbage Day on February 17th and St. Patrick's Day on March 17th, when the Irish honor Ireland's patron saint.
Today, cabbage is good old fashioned Irish comfort food enjoyed even by "honorary Irishmen".
By Cat McMahon
You don't have to be Irish to enjoy the wonderful mild flavor of this Irish cabbage recipe; even pronounced cabbage haters enjoy this nutritious side-dish!
- 1/2 head chilled green cabbage, finely chopped or shredded
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon Irish butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
1. In a large saucepan add water and butter, and heat over low heat until butter is melted.
2. Add cabbage and toss with butter mixture.
3. Cover pan with a tight lid and simmer over low heat for 8 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and stir in salt.
5. Serve immediately.
6. If desired, garnish top with an extra "knob" of butter and season with fresh ground black pepper.