Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Southern Style Braised Cabbage w/ Country Ham, 'Soul Food' Sides for Thanksgiving

This is a Southern American dish inspired by my mom's love of cabbage.  Next to sweet potatoes and Creamy Potato Soup, this is a favorite.  Pork does not have to be used in this recipe. It does however, have roots in the original preparation of fried and braised cabbages, either from Old World Ireland or dishes in the  Americas.
 I am a fan of using other smoked goodies like turkey necks, legs and wings.
After the cooking process, the skin may be removed and the meat shredded and tossed with finished product for a one bowl/dish meal, hearty and full of history, delicious to the body and soothing for the soul.
Cabbage was recorded in literary memoirs as early as the late 1400's, but shows roots in or around 1150 in Germany.  During earlier centuries, cabbage was referred to as "Coleworts"  It came in with the settlers to Jamestown and has been a considerable part of sustenance from day one. The cultivating properties and abundance served as food for humans as well as animals.
Recipe:
1 head of cabbage, rough chopped into chunks, large outer leaves removed, about 3lbs.
2 medium onions, quartered
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 portion country ham, about 2oz. cooked
ham bone, optional
chicken/veggie stock or water
Olive oil
SPST (Salt and Pepper to Suit Taste)
Over medium high heat in a large heavy bottomed vessel, drizzle in some olive oil and add onions and country ham portion and bone.
Cook until fragrant and caramelization is evident, about 4 minutes and add cabbage.
SPST.
Saute for several minutes, then add chicken/veggie stock or water until cabbage is covered, add garlic here, then cover with lid.
Bring up to a boil, then reduce to medium heat.
Cook until cabbage is tender and liquid is reduced by more than half, about 45 minutes.
Check seasoning as it cooks and adjust accordingly.
Remove ham portion, shred, then re-add to cabbage.
Remove ham portion completely if desired.
Serves many.



87 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for this great post, i find it very interesting and very well thought out and put together. I look forward to reading your work in the future. Soul Food Restaurant

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HI S. John and thank you so much for the feedback. I appreciate your comment and hope you enjoy more of my articles and recipes in the near future, you are welcome anytime! Have a Great Day! :)

      Delete
  3. This is a great post. I like this topic.This site has lots of advantage.I found many interesting things from this site. It helps me in many ways.Thanks for posting this again. Indiens-medicinska-visum

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Johnny and Thanks so much for your feedback! I'm glad you were able to find material that you like. Feel free to come back anytime! Thanks Again and have an Awesome Day. :)

      Delete
  4. It’s appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you few interesting things or advice. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. I desire to read even more things about it! USA -visum online

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Ross, thanks for dropping by. I appreciate your comments and thanks for the advice. I will make sure I post more articles like this in the future. Thanks Again. :)

      Delete
  5. Should the home purchaser need cover, then, at that point, they should simply introduce it on top of the wooden surface. melrose apartments west palm beach

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great articles and great layout. Your blog post deserves all of the positive feedback it’s been getting. singapore great world city food

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hello and thanks so much for the positive feedback. I truly enjoy what I do and try my best to incorporate pertinent and interesting information into FFC's lineup. I am honored that readers can share in my articles,food knowledge, recipes and photography as seen from my headspace. Again, thank you so much for visiting and the kind words.
    Best,
    Denese

    ReplyDelete
  8. Greetings and Super Duper Thanks for the positive feedback. You are appreciated and the comments made my heart smile.:)

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is very significant, and yet necessary towards just click this unique backlink: Best Innsky Air Fryers

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello and Thanks for checking in on my material. I look forward to having you return soon. Have a Great Day!

      Delete
  10. I am impressed. I don't think Ive met anyone who knows as much about this subject as you do. You are truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. Really, great blog you have got here. lebanese fast food

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow and Thanks, you are too kind. I certainly appreciate your time and feedback. Your reflections are exactly what I had hoped for my readers. Knowing that my audience finds the material accessible truly makes my day! Please feel free to hang out anytime!
      Best Regards,
      Denese

      Delete
  11. I found that site very usefull and this survey is very cirious, I ' ve never seen a blog that demand a survey for this actions, very curious... masala papad recipe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate you very much. Thanks for visiting. I hope to hear from you again maybe in the articles to come!

      Delete
  12. HAINING AFL is one of the leading Centrifugal Fan, axial fan manufacturer and supplier in China, also supporting customized service. Be free to wholesale high quality products from our factory China centrifugal fan supplier

    ReplyDelete
  13. Replies
    1. Hi and Thanks so much for the positive feedback. You are welcome anytime and I hope you enjoy future posts also! :)

      Delete
  14. Hi there, I discovered your blog per Google bit searching for such kinda educational advise moreover your inform beholds very remarkable for me. 토토사이트

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi There and Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate you! Come back anytime.

      Delete
  15. Thanks for writing such a good article, I stumbled onto your blog and read a few post. I like your style of writing... 강남할리우드

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Fahad, Thank you for the kind remarks. You bring sunshine in the form of smiles. Again, thanks so much! :)

      Delete
  16. Cool stuff you have and you keep overhaul every one of us 먹튀검증업체 순위

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow what a Great Information about World Day its exceptionally pleasant educational post. a debt of gratitude is in order for the post.food delivery

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hello I am so delighted I located your blog, I really located you by mistake, while I was watching on google for something else, Anyways I am here now and could just like to say thank for a tremendous post and a all round entertaining website. Please do keep up the great work. asian food The impression that a few huge quick-service chains completely dominate the restaurant business is misleading.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Very efficiently written information. It will be beneficial to anybody who utilizes it, including me. Keep up the good work. For sure i will check out more posts. This site seems to get a good amount of visitors. restaurants The impression that a few huge quick-service chains completely dominate the restaurant business is misleading.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much for the feedback, I appreciate you! You are welcome back anytime.

      Delete
  20. Hello and Thanks so much for the positive feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed the article. I hope to continue bringing relevant and interesting material for my readers now and in the future! Thanks Again, come back anytime.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hello and Thank You for coming to visit, I appreciate you. My readers make every article even more special. Have a Great Day!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Looking forward to reading more. Great article. Thanks Again. Really Cool.
    get 233 banh mi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi and Many Thanks for the positive feedback. You are appreciated. Happy Holidays! 💐

      Delete
  23. Cool stuff you have got and you keep update all of us New Malden Food Centre

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello and Thank You for stopping by my site. I have lots more wonderful articles to share with you, come back soon for new photos, recipes and stories. Again, Thank You!

      Delete
  24. Cool stuff you have got and you keep update all of us New Malden Food Centre

    ReplyDelete
  25. Really nice article and helpful me!Thanks for the post keep sharing. Madina foods

    ReplyDelete
  26. I really love the way you discuss this kind of topic Madina foods

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thank you ever so for you post. Really looking forward to read more.
    best zi char

    ReplyDelete
  28. So it's smarter to keep yourself modernized with fashion yet assuming it is harming your scholastic presentation by any mean, you ought to get yourself far from that.
    http://deets4style.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Like fashion, Cooking is part modern and part History repeating itself or building off some core principles. Stick with what works, but don't be afraid to step off the beaten path and forge a new one! Thanks for stopping by.

      Delete
  29. Wow great article. Fantastic blog. Really thank you! Cool.
    tze char delivery service

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi There! Thank you for the kind words, I truly appreciate you. I have tons of new material to share, will be consistently posting again soon. I lost two of my sisters within 7 months and I have been in a fog. I have weathered the storm enough to continue. You have no idea how much your feedback means to me!

      Delete
  30. I value the post. Really thank you! Keep writing. price of co hai banh mi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Ashley, thanks a bunch. See you soon with much more new material, recipes and photography! You are appreciated! :)

      Delete
  31. Great thanks for sharing this article post. Really thank you! Really Cool. tze char menu price

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Callmebb, Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I appreciate you so much!

      Delete
  32. Thank you ever so for you blog article. Thanks Again. Really Great. online co hai banh mi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Bushra, Thanks so much for stopping by my website and I am glad you like it. Super big Thank You for taking the time to comment. Come back anytime! :)

      Delete
  33. Thank you ever so for you blog article. Thanks Again. Really Great. online co hai banh mi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, come back anytime. You are appreciated.

      Delete
  34. Thank you ever so for you blog article. Thanks Again. Really Great. online co hai banh mi

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thank you for your post. Really looking forward to read more. Cool. get co hai banh mi restaurant

    ReplyDelete
  36. The fashion style of a metropolitan lady ought to go in consistency with fashion pattern and her character.
    Deets 4 Style

    ReplyDelete
  37. Thank you ever so for you blog article. Thanks Again. Really Great. banh mi be bi in singapore

    ReplyDelete
  38. Hey great post I truly enjoyed reading it! check zi char bedok

    ReplyDelete
  39. Replies
    1. Hi Ashley and thanks so much for the postive feedback. Come back anytime!

      Delete
  40. Thank you ever so for you blog article. Thanks Again. Cool. zi char menu restaurant details

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hi Alex
    Thanks for the positive feedback, I appreciate you and your time taken to read my material! You are welcome here anytime. Have a Great Day!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Excellent article. It is Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking.Embedded systems course in hyderbad

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello and Thanks so much for the positive feedback. I appreciate you greatly and hope you return soon. I'm glad you like my content, I'll keep Rocking!!! <3

      Delete