How Long to Cook Cabbage
The cook time for cabbage is somewhat a matter of taste. For blanching cabbage or cooking food that's wrapped in cabbage leaves, it will only need to be cooked in salted boiling water for about 5 to 8 minutes, until the cabbage is tender but not falling apart. For those who want a softer cabbage, you may want to boil it for about 20 minutes. This works best for shredded cabbage used in a casserole or made for a dish like sauerkraut. For these recipes, a softer cabbage is more appealing, and it won't matter whether the cabbage leaves rip or soggy. This corned beef and cabbage recipe is a popular favorite.