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Low-Carb Butter Braised Cabbage with Crispy Ham

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I was talking food and recipes with my foodie sister recently and she mentioned that her kids are weird, in that they love her butter braised cabbage.

I heard butter and I heard cabbage and my mind went, hmmmmm… Here is the result, soft, velvety cabbage in a rich buttery sauce.

This high-fat dish is ideal as a side with lean meat cuts such as pork tenderloin, beef sirloin, chicken breasts or white fish. If you practice intermittent fasting and only eat one or two high energy meals per day, feel free to serve it with fatty meat cuts such as pork belly, beef ribeye or fatty fish such as salmon.

I’m with her kids, I love it too! Enjoy!

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Nutritional values (per serving, about 1 cup)

Net carbs5 grams
Protein8.2 grams
Fat48.4 grams
Calories489 kcal

Calories from carbs 4%, protein 7%, fat 89%

Total carbs8.7 gramsFiber3.8 gramsSugars4.8 gramsSaturated fat29.3 gramsSodium741 mg(32% RDA)Magnesium19 mg(5% RDA)Potassium269 mg(13% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 1/2 head white or green cabbage (600 g/ 1.3 lb)
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (225 g/ 8 oz)
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 6 slices prosciutto di Parma (90 g/ 3.2 oz)

Instructions

  1. Slice cabbage and place it in a dutch oven or large saucepan. Low-Carb Butter Braised Cabbage with Crispy Ham
  2. Chop butter into chunks and sit on top of cabbage. Low-Carb Butter Braised Cabbage with Crispy Ham
  3. Put lid on pot and cook on low for about 2 hours, stirring every 15-20 minutes to prevent burning. Do not put water in. Low-Carb Butter Braised Cabbage with Crispy Ham
  4. Heat oven to 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted), or 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional). Place prosciutto on a rack over an oven tray and cook for 10-15 minutes until crispy. Low-Carb Butter Braised Cabbage with Crispy Ham
  5. Cool, then crumble roughly into a container. Low-Carb Butter Braised Cabbage with Crispy Ham
  6. Once cabbage is finished, serve with a healthy grind of black pepper and crumbled prosciutto on top. Low-Carb Butter Braised Cabbage with Crispy Ham
  7. Store in a container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Low-Carb Butter Braised Cabbage with Crispy Ham

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 1 cup)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cabbage, white, raw
5 g1.9 g0.2 g38 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.5 g45.6 g403 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham)
0 g5.8 g2.6 g48 kcal
Total per serving, about 1 cup
5 g8.2 g48.4 g489 kcal
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Naomi is the force behind Naomi Sherman, Food Creative. She is passionate about recipe development, food photography and styling.

An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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