Cabbage is $.17/lb. In past years I have seen it as low as $.05/lb. as a "loss leader" item. Grocery stores are practically giving away this vegetable in honor of St. Patrick's day. Cabbage is a very economical vegetable to use throughout the year though. The regular price runs around $.40/lb. and that is CHEAP folks!
Now... how to use all that cabbage...
I didn't grow up eating a lot of cabbage. I learned how to make a pretty good cole slaw as a summertime potluck favorite, but other than that, my experience is minimal. Here are a couple of recipes I'm interested in trying out:
- Bean and Cabbage Soup from The Common Kitchen
- Corned Beef and Cabbage - I think I'm going to adapt this for the crock pot and make it for St. Paddy's Day
- Fried Cabbage (which isn't actually fried... not sure why it has that name)
- Colcannon - I am particularly excited about this one!
I have some friends who make lacto-fermented sauerkraut, but I've not tried it. There are wonderful step-by-step instructions with photos here on The Family Homestead. I hear it is simple to do, but takes a bit of practice to get it packed in the jars well.
Do you have a favorite way to fix cabbage? Please share!