Sauteed Cabbage with Lemon

Serves 2

Prep time and cook time: 10 minutes

Cost: $.25

1/4 head cabbage

1 tsp olive oil

1/2 Tbsp butter

salt and pepper

1 tsp lemon juice

Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. While it's heating, cut the core out of your cabbage wedge. Then cut the wedge into bite-sized pieces (just slice it a couple of times and it will fall apart). 

Add butter to skillet and let it melt. Throw your cabbage into your oil/butter. Give it a toss. Sprinkle on salt and pepper. Let cook until it begins to get a bit wilty. Stir it around occasionally. Let it get a little color to it and maybe a bit brown at the edges. When it's tender and got some color, add the lemon juice. Taste it and add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice to taste. 

A couple tips:

-Do NOT skip the lemon juice. Without it this meal is just so so, but that juice kicks it up into something sort of addicting. 

-Also, do try to get some color to your cabbage--this changes the flavor to something deeper and more complex than plain wilty cabbage can provide. 

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