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My boyfriend is Irish and therefore wants me to make him corned beef and cabbage.  I am not Irish, nut it just happens that I love corned beef and cabbage.  I usually saute the cabbage in some oil, but he said he likes boiled cabbage.  So...

How do I make boiled cabbage?  Is it as simple as just chopping the head of cabbage and dropping it in boiling water?  If not, how do I do it?  If so, how long do I boil it and are some kind of seasonings usually put in there?

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Corned beef isn't at all Irish...but it has somehow become a traditional American-Irish meal. Anyway....you boil all of it. Put your brisket in a BIG pot, with enough water to cover it, when it reaches a rolling boil let it cook that way for about 30 min. then bring it to a simmer for about 3 hours covered.
Then add your cut up cabbage...and carrots and potatoes if you want them to your pot, cover and cook on a simmer for another 30 minutes or until your veggies are fork tender.
That would be the traditional American-Irish way.
IF you don't want to boil your brisket....
for just boiled cabbage, you would normally add Irish bacon (which basically means pork...canadian bacon will work) to a pot of water bring to a boil then simmer for 30 mins per pound of bacon. Quarter or chop up your cabbage and add to pot and simmer for an additonal 30 mins.
If you just want to boil cabbage...then yep, you just quarter it, drop it in a pot of boiling water, then turn it down to a simmer and cook for about 30 mins.


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Wow how much bacon should one use when boiling a head of cabbage?  I usually slow cook my corned beef brisket in the crock pot so I will be cooking the cabbage seperately.
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It can vary....I usually use two pounds...or a good ham bone or small pork shoulder.
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