First up, we need to show that cabbage who’s boss! Cut it in half from top to core, then place it cut-side down on your cutting board. Slice around the core as thinly as possible to create fabulous, flavor-filled ribbons. Bid farewell to that core – it’s served its purpose!
Next, let’s get the heat going! Grab a large sauté pan or a heavy-bottomed pot, and heat up a delightful combination of olive oil and butter. When that butter is melted and sizzling, add the cabbage, salt, and pepper.
Sauté this fantastic medley for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender and adorned with scrumptious caramelized bits. Don’t be shy – let the cabbage sit undisturbed for a minute or two to fully develop those delectable flavors!
Time to kick it up a notch! Remove the pan from the heat and stir in some tangy apple cider vinegar. But hold your horses – we’re not done yet!
Taste and adjust the seasonings to your heart’s desire. Need more salt or pepper? Go for it! Want a bit more zing? Add another splash of vinegar! And let’s not forget a sprinkle of thyme for that final touch of freshness!
Ready to serve up a show-stopping side dish? Dig in and enjoy!