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side dish essentials: sautéed onions & cabbage

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Made this last evening to use up a head of cabbage, wound up with a tasty combination of crunch and flavors. FYI: The toasted, crushed fennel is what really makes this recipe. I love sautéed cabbage because there are so many things that you can do with it. Use it as a side, or mix it with beef, chicken, pork, or even fish. Sometimes I make it and eat it all by itself. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For side dish essentials: sautéed onions & cabbage

  • 1 md
    yellow onion, medium sliced
  • 1 sm
    head green cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil, or other unflavored variety
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    fennel seeds, toasted and crushed, or more to taste
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How To Make side dish essentials: sautéed onions & cabbage

  • 1
  • 2
    You will need a large skillet with high sides to make this recipe.
  • 3
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 4
    Add the butter and oil to a skillet over medium heat. When the butter melts give the pan a swirl and toss in the sliced onions, and minced garlic.
  • 5
    Add a few pinches of salt, and a few grinds of pepper.
  • 6
    Stir until the onions soften, and begin turning brown in spots, about 5 – 7 minutes.
  • 7
    Toss in the sliced cabbage.
  • 8
    Stir until it begins to soften, about 5 – 7 minutes.
  • 9
    Add the crushed toasted fennel seeds and cook until the cabbage begins to brown in spots, about 5 – 7 minutes.
  • 10
    Do a final tasting for proper seasoning.
  • 11
  • So Yummy
    Serve as a side dish, or mix it with meat, poultry, or fish, and make it a meal. Enjoy.
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