roasted cabbage rounds

Wow. Just wow. Never in my life of experimenting in the kitchen has something surprised me so much. 

I bought a whole cabbage, because it was only fifty cents, but when I got home I was completely stumped as to what to do with it. It was there, staring at me each time I opened the fridge, and nothing whatsoever compelled me to try anything with it. Why? Because cabbage is a totally boring and unsexy vegetable.

Not anymore.

Take a cabbage and slice it into rounds as if you were cutting into a baguette. Slather the rounds with good olive oil, salt and black pepper. Roast those babies until the edges are crispy and the curly cue innards are tender. You will have, in twenty minutes, the sweetest, most appetizing vegetable ever. Manu and I ate a whole cabbage, you guys. The whole thing. We couldn’t stop. And this is Manu we’re talking about, vegetable skeptic. Any bitterness or insipidness disappeared in those twenty minutes in the oven, until the cabbage became irresistible. 
Roasted Cabbage Rounds
Slice a cabbage into 1/2 inch thick circles. Place the circles on a sheet pan covered in parchment paper or swiped with a thin layer of olive oil. Rub each round with about 1/2 tsp of olive oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until edges are crisp and cabbage is tender inside. 

Now excuse me, I have to go buy another cabbage.

11 comments:

  1. I never would of thought of preparing cabbage that way! I only ever think of cole slaw when I see cabbage. I'll have to try. You're so smart, Marissa ;)

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  2. www.avillagetown.com1/24/2013

    i think i would love those :)

    -krystal

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  3. Mree431/24/2013

    They look fantastic!! Never would have thought to do that. Totally going to do this, thanks so much for posting this. You inspire me to get healthy!! Thank you!!

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  4. I just tried these tonight ... they were AMAZING! I've never bought cabbage before, but I can guarantee you that I will buy at least one head each week! :)

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  5. YAY! michelle, you rock! and i'm thrilled you liked them! :) :)

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  6. aw, i'm so glad i could inspire you in some little way! even if it is only turning you into a cabbage convert like myself. :) haha!

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  7. haha, that's funny because i only thought of boiled dinner (ew) and the infamous cabbage soup diet of the 90's. :) cabbage needs a comeback.

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  8. braising anything is amazing, so i think you're right! i will definitely try that, thanks christin!

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  9. And we have another winner!!! Thanks Marissa :)

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  10. I could eat this every day they are so yummy!!!

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thank you so much for your thoughtful comments, i love reading them so much!

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