Irish cabbage

Irish cabbage


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About this recipe: This is a delicious cabbage side dish.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 rashers bacon, diced
  • 1 medium cabbage, cored and cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 500ml water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 125ml red wine vinegar

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Place cabbage into a large pot. Add water and bring to the boil. Simmer over low heat until tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a frying pan over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain and set aside. Drain cabbage, and drizzle with melted butter. Sprinkle with bacon and nutmeg. Transfer to a baking dish.
  4. Place under your oven's grill until the top layer is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Serve with salt, pepper and vinegar as desired.

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Reviews (23)


This was super simple. I skipped the butter and oven and just sauteed the cooked cabbage in the bacon grease. - 29 Mar 2012


We love cabbage and we love bacon. I didn't add the entire 2 tsp of nutmeg, I couldn't bring myself to do it - I just sprinkled the top lightly. I really enjoyed the addition of the red wine vinegar. Some onion with the cabbage would be a good addition. Thanks for sharing your recipe. - 10 Mar 2012


We enjoyed this recipe. I normally would not add nutmeg to a savory dish but did to follow the recipe. It added a depth of flavor I didn't expect and we really liked it. Will make this again. - 30 Mar 2012

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