Sour Cream Poppy Seed Milk-Braised Cabbage

Sour Cream Poppy Seed Cabbage

Here is further proof of my love for cabbage! Thinly-sliced green cabbage slowly simmered in milk until tender and soft is tossed in a super creamy sauce made of sour cream, poppy seeds, Dijon mustard, thyme and Parmesan cheese. Tangy, salty and melt-in-your mouth delicious!

I’m convinced cooking cabbage in milk (or cream) brings out its natural sweetness and mellows the harsh flavor and smell that cruciferous vegetables are famous for.You may be tempted to make it without Parmesan cheese – but don’t! I did and it fell flat. The Parmesan gives it a much needed boost that brings the flavors together and acts as a thickener for the sauce helping it cling to the noodle-like cabbage.

Sour Cream Poppy Seed Cabbage

Sour Cream Poppy Seed Milk-Braised Cabbage
(by Reeni)
1 yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic
olive oil
6 cups green cabbage, thinly sliced into ribbons
salt and pepper
1/2 cup milk or heavy cream
1 heaping cup sour cream
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon dried thyme

1. In a large skillet saute onion in a few tablespoons oil until tender, add garlic and saute until fragrant.

2. Add milk and cabbage, season with salt and pepper, simmer slowly 15 minutes with a lid on until cabbage is tender, stirring once or twice.

3. Meanwhile in a large bowl whisk together sour cream, mustard, poppy seeds, Parmesan cheese, thyme and season to taste with salt and pepper.

4. Drain cabbage in a colander and add to bowl, toss well and serve immediately.

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  1. redkathy says

    New and creative that's why I come here so often :) The cabbage looks perfect and with poppyseed, who would have thunk it beside you Reeni!

  2. BeadedTail says

    Yay for another way to enjoy cabbage besides cole slaw! This looks really good especially with the Parmesan!Hugs to Moon!

  3. Swathi says

    Reeni,This creamy braised cabbage looks delicious. I love cabbage, and got one more recipe to experiment with my favorite vegetables.

  4. Lisa says

    I've never heard of this cooking method for cabbage before, but it looks like you've hit on something incredible.

  5. The Food Hound says

    I had to click on this recipe simply to see what in the world it was! I thought it was sour cream poppyseed cake… but then I caught the word "cabbage," ha! Looks very unique and delish! I totally know that nasty cabbage smell before it cooks properly, but I'm a cabbage fan, too, so I know the pot of gold at the end of the cabbage rainbow :)

  6. theUngourmet says

    Yum! I wish my family would eat cabbage. I love it too! Love your new look over there. very fun!

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