Saturday, June 11, 2011

White Beans and Cabbage

I saw this dish as made by Joanne at Eats Well With Others, and new I had to make it mine.  I adore cabbage and don't use it nearly as much as I should.  

I sauteed some brats first to go with this dish, then proceeded to prepare the cabbage in the same pan and liked the flavor it added.  I also added a little of the flipflop Chardonnay toward the end and think that was a great touch too :)

Here's the recipe...hope you'll give it a try if you get a chance.

2 tbsp olive oil
4 oz potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed and cut into tiny cubes
1 large shallot, thinly sliced
1 cup dried white beans, soaked and cooked (I used canned)
8 oz finely shredded green cabbage
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

1. Pour the olive oil into a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the potatoes and a big pinch of salt.  Toss, cover, and cook until potatoes are cooked through, about 5-8 minutes.  Be sure to scrape the pan and toss the potatoes once or twice so that all sides get browned.

2. Stir in the shallot and the beans.  Let the beans cook in a single layer for a few minutes, until they brown a bit.  Then scrape and toss again.  Cook until the beans are lightly brown and crispy on all sides.

3. Stir in the cabbage and cook for another minute, until the cabbage loses its structure.  Serve dusted with parmesan.

We ended up having a bit of a multi-cultural meal this particular night. 

Along with the cabbage and brats, we had some Mexican Corn Cups I had seen made on the Food Network quite some time ago. (I loved these, I'll put the recipe below for you), and my attempt at fried green tomatoes covered with some homemade salsa.  Not a bad meal!

Mexican Corn Cups:
  • 4 ears sweet corn, husked and silks removed
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise or Mexican sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons crumbled queso fresco or mild feta cheese
  • Ground chili powder for sprinkling
  • Salt, for sprinkling
  • Lime wedges, for serving, optional


Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the corn and cook until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the corn to a platter and allow them to cool slightly. Using a serrated knife, remove the kernels from the corn. Divide the corn between 4 individual cups or small glasses. Put 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (I used sour cream) and 1 tablespoon butter in each glass. Sprinkle with cheese, chili powder, and salt. Serve with the lime wedges, if desired.


Pam said...

I marked this recipe to try too after seeing it at Joannes!

theUngourmet said...

I could use a bit more cabbage in my diet as well. Unfortunately, I'm the only one in my family that likes it. This does look awesome. I guess I'll have to make a single serving. ;)

Raina said...

That is one delicious meal! It sounds and looks great:)

The Japanese Redneck said...

We eat a fair amount of cabbage and get stuck in a rut eating it only a couple of ways.

The Blonde Duck said...

This looks awesome!

mom in rome said...

if you are a sporadic cook....well...I don't even know what a kitchen is ! :)

Kim said...

Sadly I love the combo of beans and cabbage but no one else in my family does, which is a big problem. Can I come sneak some of this from your house....he he.

Mimi said...

This looks wonderful, cabbage,brats, corn and tomatoes!

Leslie said...

Mmm. sounds delicious and comforting!

claire said...

i agree with mom in rome... you are amazing! i am so impressed!

Kristen said...

I saw this over at Joanne's, too. In fact, I have been thinking about it ever since. It's nice to see that someone actually got beyond the thinking stage and made it! Love the brats with the cabbage. Sounds wonderful.

Kerstin said...

What a tasty and healthy meal - it sounds delicious!

The Blonde Duck said...

Just sprinkling a little sunshine on your day!

Monet said...

Yum! This does look good. Like you, I LOVE cabbage, but I don't cook with it often enough. Thank you for sharing such yummy photos and this tasty recipe. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

teresa said...

what a fun and yummy meal! i remember seeing this on joanne's blog. delicious!