Homemade Stewed Cabbage

Homemade Stewed Cabbage

Stewed cabbage is a classic Norwegian side dish that you easily make yourself. It is usually served with meat balls, dinner sausages and any sort of smoked meat.

You can buy packages of half finished stewed cabbage (cooked, dried cabbage flakes and the dry ingredients for the sauce) at most grocers here in Norway but the result is nothing compared with what you get if you cook stewed cabbage from scratch yourself.

4 servings

1 white cabbage
1 l [2,1 pt] water
2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
4 dl [0,8 pt] broth from boiling cthe abbage
2 dl [0,4 pt] milk
¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
season with salt and pepper


[1] Cut the cabbage into small cubes and boil it in water and salt for about 10 minutes until it is really tender.

[2] Melt butter in a saucepan and add the flour.

[3] Dilute with the broth from boilng the cabbage and milk until you get a slightly thick white sauce. Let the sauce boil for about 5 minutes while stirring. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.

[4] Add the cooked cabbage and mix it well into the sauce.