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Cabbage Wedges with Cheddar Cheese Sauce and Bacon

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Cabbage with Cheese Sauce and Bacon

Cabbage with Cheese Sauce and Bacon

Photo: Diana Rattray

Cabbage wedges are cooked then served with a simple cheese sauce. Crumbled bacon serves as a garnish and adds flavor to the dish. 

Reserve some of the bacon drippings to use for the Cheddar cheese sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 medium head green cabbage
  • salt and pepper
  •  Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons butter, or part bacon drippings
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (1 cup)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Cut cabbage into wedges and cook in a small amount of salted water until tender, or for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the butter (and bacon drippings, if using) in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and blend well. Gradually pour in milk, stirring constantly. Continue to cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened and smooth; add salt and pepper to taste. Add cheese to the sauce mixture; heat until melted.

 

Arrange the drained cabbage wedges on a serving platter. Spoon cheese sauce over the wedges and sprinkle with bacon

Serves 4.

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