Remove outside leaves from cabbage and discard. Rinse head of cabbage in cold water. Remove whole leaves from cabbage. Discard the core. wash, peel, and slice potatoes. In a large skillet, over medium heat melt butter with the oil. Add potatoes and cabbage leaves. Cover. Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes, stir occasionally. Add spices, stir to coat. If its dry add more oil. Cook additional 10 mins, or until veggies are tender.