Cabbage is one of those vegetables that has fallen out of favor over the years. It is a very hardy vegetable, easy to grow and store and has high yields thus making it one of the most widely eaten vegetables at the turn of the last century.
Cabbage is grown and eaten throughout the world, and there are many ways to cook and eat it. The most common way to eat it in our country is in cole slaw, and the varieties of cole slaw are endless!
I love cole slaw. It’s good with barbecue and all kinds of fish. It’s good with pork and sausages. It’s a very versatile vegetable, but one which people don’t often think of eating – especially in the colder months.
I love the pre-packaged cole slaws that are available in the produce section of the grocery store. Since my family is not as enamored of cabbage as I am, buying a large head doesn’t make much sense. So I have used the pre-packaged cabbage mixtures for some time now.
One of my favorites is the Angel Hair Cole Slaw. It works great in fish tacos and mixes well with other lettuces in salads (that’s one way to sneak it into the family diet). And, of course, it makes a great creamy cole slaw. But, in the middle of Winter, I like my vegetables to be warm so I started stir frying Angel Hair Cole Slaw.
It is quick, easy, and delicious. It doesn’t have a strong cabbage taste, and you can stir fry it for a shorter time if you want to keep it really crispy or a little longer if you want it to be crispy / tender. It’s a great little side dish with fish, pork, and sausages. If you’re looking for something a little different, super easy, and good for you, too, try some Stir Fried Angel Hair Cole Slaw!
Stir Fried Angel Hair Cole Slaw ingredients.
Three ingredients – what could be easier than that!
After about a minute add the Angel Hair Cole Slaw and lots of freshly ground black pepper.
Stir continuously over medium high heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until the desired level of tenderness is reached.
This is what it looks like after about 2 minutes. I like my Stir Fried Angel Hair Cole Slaw to be crispy / tender so I sauté it for about 4 minutes.
Stir Fried Angel Hair Cole Slaw – ready to eat.
Sautéed Tilapia with Garlic Lemon Sauce served with Stir Fried Angel Hair Cole Slaw.
Stir Fried Angel Hair Cole Slaw
Serves 2 or 3
1 10-ounce package Angel Hair Cole Slaw, washed and drained
3 to 4 TB olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium high heat. Add the cole slaw and black pepper. Stir continuously while cooking over medium high heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until the cole slaw is tender yet still crisp. Serve immediately or allow to cool and serve cold. May be made in advance and reheated in the microwave.