Bake and fry cabbage is one of the simplest of recipes I can think for dinner. It is a no fuss meal, but can be quite healthy. Time and time again, I just marvel at the simplicity of our cooking here in Trinidad and Tobago. With just a few ingredients we could whip up a tasty meal very quickly. To me, it seems like a common thread amongst all the cultures that inhabit the island.
Naming Our Trini/Caribbean Dishes
Most of the time the meals basically consist of two parts: legumes, vegetables and or meat either stewed or curried etc. and a carbohydrate be it provision, rice or flour. But what intrigues me is the amount of variations we get from just these "parts". So we could have sada roti and baigan choka, fry bake and saltfish, rice and dasheen bush bhaji or even stew pigeon peas and rice. See what I mean! It's always a carb with everything else, which in fact gives the dishes their names as well.
Bake and Fry Cabbage: A Two Part Meal
With this in mind I have for you all today bake and fry cabbage; another "two part" meal that's simple to make. This cabbage recipe is so easy I feel that anyone could try it and succeed the first time around. Well that's provided you follow the instructions. What's great about this recipe is that you could make it for breakfast or dinner along with your favourite beverage, like a nice glass of grapefruit juice or mauby.
Cabbage in other Dishes
Traditionally, we (Trinidadians and Caribbean folks) use cabbage in a few recipes like soups, stews, curries and of course how I'm showing you all today fried but not fried in the strictest sense. In a few posts to come I feel I will have to show some more ways of cooking cabbage; what do you think? I think it's a great idea....(Thinking to my self: corned beef and cabbage with rice really does hit the spot!)
Anyhow, I'm talking too much as usual, so here's bake and fry cabbage; an easy cabbage recipe I believe anyone could make. Enjoy! 🙂
Bake and Fry Cabbage Recipe
BAKE AND FRY CABBAGE
½ medium cabbage, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 tbsp. oil
salt to taste
pepper to taste
Click here for the roast bake recipe. Now on to the cabbage.
In a medium sized pot, over a medium flame, sauté the onion and garlic until golden brown. Add the cabbage
Mix up the cabbage until it is evenly coated with the oil and allow to fry a bit turning ever so often. Add salt and pepper to taste. You may need to add a little water to prevent burning.
When the cabbage has a light brown colour, it is ready. Adjust salt and pepper and serve hot with bake. You can also serve the cabbage with a seasoned cream sauce (or sour cream) or crispy fried bacon.
I hope you enjoyed this simple recipe. Coming up next, continuing along this same train of thought, another easy recipe that goes great with sada roti or bake.
- ½ medium cabbage chopped
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 tbsp. oil
- Salt to taste optional
- Pepper to taste optional
- In a medium sized pot, over a medium flame, saute the onion and garlic until golden brown. Add the cabbage
- Mix up the cabbage until it is evenly coated with the oil and allow to fry a bit turning ever so often. Add salt and pepper to taste. You may need to add a little water to prevent burning.
- When the cabbage has a light brown colour, it is ready. Adjust salt and pepper and serve hot with bake.
We make our cabbage somewhat like this too, but without onions and garlic.
You can cook french beans and carrots this way too.
Really! 🙂 I would like to hear how it's done.
I put a tomato in it comes out really yummy.