Becoming a Cabbage-Head: The Accidental LCHF Lunch
Those who read this blog regularly may have noticed that there’s cabbage involved quite often. I think I’m becoming a cabbage-head. This time it’s mostly because the Savoy cabbage was cheap and the creamed kale of the second last post turned out so very awesome.
LCHF is a diet which I’m not committed to, but this dish sneaks in under the radar, containing nothing too carby.
This is where this post started. Savoy cabbage. It’s a lot more interesting than ordinary green cabbage in my opinion. A fuller, more characteristic flavour. It came at a fairly good price and I needed lunch.
Also relevant is this onion here. If it’s actually a shallot it’s the largest one I’ve ever seen.
Boil shredded cabbage in bouillon of your choice for about 10 minutes, then rinse in cold water and drain before searing it along with finely chopped onion in a bit of butter. Then add salt or some of the cooking liquid, white pepper and nutmeg and a good helping of cream. Let it simmer until stewy. Fry up some bacon separately.
Lunch! Many of the LCHF followers I’ve met eat bacon like there’s no tomorrow, but I strongly suspect that there’s some sugar involved in the curing process. Chucked the packaging before I could check. Either way there’s a considerable amount of sodium in this dish if you’re scared of that sort of thing. I was mostly after an easy, tasty meal that could withstand a night in the fridge and a couple of minutes in a microwave oven the next day. It’s not a very large helping of food as lunches go, but since it’s pretty fatty it doesn’t have to be a lot to keep one full for the rest of the working day.