Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Maple-Pecan Fried Slaw
This is a wonderful veggie side dish, which I adapted from a recipe in Gourmet Magazine. Originally calling for shredded Brussels sprouts, I tried cabbage once, and found that it tastes much better. So here's my version, which the whole family likes--even the kids.
MAPLE PECAN SLAW
1/2 cup pecan pieces (approx. 1/2”)
1/2 stick (4 Tbsp.) butter
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. salt
1 lb. cabbage, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
In a dry skillet, toast pecans over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until fragrant and slightly browned. Add 1 Tbsp. of the butter, the maple syrup, and 1/2 tsp. of the salt. Turn heat to low and warm the ingredients until butter is melted and pecans are coated. Set aside.
In a large, open pan, such as a stock pot, melt the remaining butter with the black pepper and the rest of the salt over medium heat. Add the cabbage and toss. Sauté until wilted but still crisp-tender--about 3-5 minutes. Add the vinegar and cook for 1 more minute.
Add the pecan and maple glaze from the skillet, and cook for another minute, stirring well.
adapted from a recipe by Shelley Wiseman found in Gourmet Magazine, Nov. 2003
For more of my favorite cabbage recipes, see
How to Cook Non-Yucky Cabbage