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Sauteed Cabbage with Apple and Sage
Tender, buttery, highly seasoned cabbage is sweetened by apple and garnished with crispy fried sage. This simple side dish is a perfect accompaniment to pork.
3 tablespoons butter
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 small cabbage, quartered, cored and thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch red pepper flakes
15 fresh sage leaves
1 North Georgia apple, peeled, cored and diced
1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the cabbage; sprinkle with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Cover the pan and cook until cabbage is tender, about 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings; cabbage should be well seasoned. Cook without lid until most liquid is evaporated, about 3 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt remaining tablespoon butter. Add the sage leaves in a single layer and cook, turning carefully just once, until leaves are stiff. Carefully remove with a fork or slotted spoon; set aside. Add the apples to the same pan and cook 5 minutes without stirring. Turn the apples and cook, without stirring, until apples begin to brown on one side. Remove from heat.
3. To serve, crumble 3 of the sage leaves into the cabbage mixture and stir to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl or divide among individual plates. Top with the apples and reserved sage leaves.
Makes 4 to 6 servings. Preparation time: 10 minutes. Total time: 25 mintues