Mr. Food: Sweet 'n Sour Cabbage

In celebration of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day, Mr. Food is adding a sweet twist to a traditional Irish meal.

Today we're cashing in on a big sale item at the produce counter. It's crisp green cabbage! Why the sales? Well, we love this veggie every which way, cooked or raw, like in slaws or stuffed with ground beef, and certainly with St. Patrick's Day around the corner, no self-respecting corned beef would do without it.

Right? Well, here's another easy stovetop idea that will also leave some green in our wallets!

In a large skillet, over medium heat, we cook and stir constantly 2 tablespoons each of vegetable oil and white vinegar, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon of caraway seed and 1/4 cup water.

To that we add 4 cups shredded green cabbage (which is about half of a medium-sized head), give it a stir to coat, turn the heat down to low, and let it simmer covered for about 20 minutes, and when we take the cover off, we're a kitchen hero, 'cause we've got a sweet-and-sour veggie with a mellow crunch that'll pair with any of our main dishes from beef to poultry to fish.

Oh! When it's chilled? Perfect easy slaw! So now's a super time to pick up some extra heads, 'cause, at these prices, a little goes a long way!

If you’d like the recipe, just send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, marked "Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage," to me, Mr. Food, right here at the station, or look for it online for cashing in a little early on the St. Patty's Day loss leader sales in the market.

We get a jump, a big jump, on all of the "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!®"