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Freezing cabbage?

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when we got our grocery order, the store accidentally gave us two heads of cabbage instead of 1 cabbage and 1 lettuce.  My husband didn't recognize the difference when he put the groceries away, and I didn't notice it until the next day, so a little late to make the exchange since my husband also tossed the receipt.

 

We would never, ever, go through 2 heads of cabbage in a week.  I would like to freeze the other one, I'm thinking of shredding it and freezing it.  Anyone successfully do this?

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I haven't done that, but.... I think cabbage stays good for a while in the fridge (uncooked). I bought some, I'm wanting to say a week or two prior, and thought, oh man I didn't cook that yet, I'm sure it's bad. It was fine! I just peeled off the outer edges. :) hope this helps.

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ok, maybe I will just wait it out.  I don't buy cabbage often, only when I plan on making coleslaw, so its not something i typically will have laying around for more than a week because I bought with a recipe in mind.

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I'm with Trez - cabbage keeps awhile, especially red cabbage (though I guess you have the green, or else it wouldn't have gotten confused with the lettuce!).

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Speaking of cabbage, the cabbage that I made (it was red), I went by the Roasted Cabbage Roses in Well Fed 2 - and it's DELICIOUS! Definitely work a try (the recipe calls for green, btw).... yum! (eating some now, haha)

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Shredded cabbage, sauteed in your choice of fat (bacon is awesome), can be stored in the freezer.

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One of my favorite meals is sausage cooked with cabbage and apples. So good, I think we're having it for dinner tomorrow. Also try an Asian-style pickled slaw, different from the classic mayonnaise type.

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I agree that cabbage can be kept successfully a really long time without going bad.  I've frozen it after cooking, never before - texture changes a bit, becomes softer, but not bad.

 

There are some great cabbage recipes out there, just sautéed with onion is a good side dish with any meat.  And many great salads beyond coleslaw.  

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