Shredded quick-fried cabbage with egg

Orak Arik

This is a quick and easy way to cook cabbage. It tastes excellent, and the cabbage is in the pan for so short a time that it loses none of its goodness.


  • 1 medium-sized white or green cabbage
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil or clarified butter
  • 2 standard eggs or 1 large egg


Shred the cabbage finely and chop the onion. Heat the oil or butter in a heavy frying-pan. Fry the onion until soft; add the shredded cabbage, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir continuously while frying for 2 minutes, then cover and continue cooking for not more than 5 minutes. Stir again. Break the eggs into a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and beat thoroughly. Let the cabbage fry for another 8–10 minutes, stirring occasionally; add water only if absolutely necessary, and then in very small amounts. When the cabbage is cooked, pour in the beaten egg and scramble it with the cabbage. Serve immediately.