They like to boil things. All the things. Especially cabbages.
I think I just found a new swear word.
Have you ever walked into a home (mine) after cabbage has been boiled? It smells like someone was boiling used hockey and soccer equipment.
I don't know how some people (Patrick) can eat that stuff.
Being predominantly of Kraut descent, I prefer my cabbage pickled, aka sauerkraut. I prefer my green beans, herring, beets, and carrots this way too. Who doesn't like a good pickling?
Last year, I stumbled upon a recipe for Oven-Roasted Cabbage that changed the way we serve cabbage on St. Patrick's Day. It's easy, delicious, and more healthful.
I have no studies to back up that last claim, but boiling vegetables sucks out a lot of their nutritional value, whereas baking or roasting doesn't. I can only assume that this would apply to cabbages too.
Also, oven-roasted cabbage tastes pretty good, so you (Patrick) don't need to drown it in melted butter to make it palatable, also making it better for you.
There are lots of recipes on the web for Oven-Roasted Cabbage and I'm sure all of them taste better than boiled cabbage. I used this recipe which is the same as the one that was published in the Cook's Country Oct/Nov 2009 issue.
Some genius made a little five minute video of how to make oven-roasted cabbage for your St. Patrick's Day viewing pleasure:
I have posted my manifesto on Irish Soda Bread before. If you'd like a recipe for truly delicious Irish Soda Bread that I got from a German relative (thank you, Aunt Deb!), that tastes nothing like authentic Irish Soda Bread, but more like Flour-and-Buttermilk-and-Sugar-Make-Heaven-on-Earth, click here.
|Aunt Deb's Irish Soda Bread and Anne's Leek Potato Soup|
Looking for a solid Leek and Potato Soup recipe? My sister-blogger Anne has you covered. She also has a solid Irish Beef Stew recipe.
On Monday, we'll be having the oven-roasted cabbage with corned beef from the slow cooker and the obligatory potatoes, most likely mashed with Tony Chachere's, (pronounced Sash-er-ee) cuz that's the way we like it.
Patrick would like me to add this PSA.
|Let's pretend I know how to use an international keyboard and there is an accent over the A in "slainte."|
Happy St. Patrick's Day!