Friday, May 14, 2010

Stir-fried Cabbage 炒包菜

Cabbage, Brassica olercea, is a very convenience and nutritive vegetable to cook. Despite the cheap price of cabbage, it is an excellence source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. It also contains significant amount of glutamine, an amino acid with anti-inflammatory properties.

The part of the plant that is normally eaten is the spherical cluster of immature leaves. Since the leaves in the inside layer are usually well tight and clean… so, don’t have to wash them. Washing the outer layer will suffice.

An easy way to prepare a cook cabbage is to stir fry it…

Ingredients :
1. half a cabbage, shredded in small pieces…
2. carrot, 1 piece, sliced…
3. anchovies, a bit ( since I don’t like it very much… )
4. half an onion, sliced…
5. 2 eggs
6. garlic, 3-4 cloves, miced …

Sauté the garlic and anchovies over mid-high heat.
Add sliced carrot and shredded cabbage, and then sliced onion, stir to avoid burning.
When the cabbage is soften, open a crater in the middle of the vegetables, add in the eggs. Allow the eggs to slightly cook before stir-mix all the ingredients.
Add salt to taste.

Stir fry cabbage is relatively easy dish to cook…..we don’t have to worry about overcook or undercook it. Still, I like it well cooked.
Besides adding eggs to it, hotdogs, chicken, fish balls, and whatsoever you can think of, can also be added.

Note that I didn’t add any water. I don’t like it damp. Thus constant stirring is vital to avoid burning.


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