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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby flatwoods cracker » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:04 pm

They don't want any true Floridians in office, these wishy washy politicians cant handle honesty, they like everything sugarcoated and politically correct, and I aint met a true cracker yet who don't shoot from the hip and tell it like it is. As for swamp cabbage I don't know if it's illegal or not and don't really care. They have so many restrictions on what we can catch, kill, posess, and keep. I'll keep on with my cracker traditions and the rest of the world can pass me by.

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby scorbin » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:42 pm

Well, if it's illegal to kill'em, I'm in deep do-do!
Shortly after moving out to the boonies, I must have removed 100 of them from my front yard. Hauled them all to the dump in Cocoa.
This was after calling every gov't entity asking if they wanted them (for free) and running an ad in the paper offering them (for free).

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby cflacowboy001 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:17 pm

K-mac wrote:Of course you have to have the landowners permission
before you take anything, including cabbage trees.
I've eat it many ways, and most were good, but
Mama used to pickle it with a sweet pickle resipe
and I remember she would put grape leaves in the
bottem of the canning jar ( she said it made them
crispier)They sure were good.


would like to see that recipe?!

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby rogerlucas » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:45 pm

2 gal cabbage 2 16oz cans diced tomatos 2 cans corn beef. some good stuff
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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby 540 mountain motor » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:05 pm

We don't have swamp cabbage in Texas. Probably a good thing since I think cabbage is pretty rough tasting. Have seen something like cabbage growing around black tank near RV. :mrgreen:
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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby SwampMatt » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:31 pm

540 mountain motor wrote:We don't have swamp cabbage in Texas. Probably a good thing since I think cabbage is pretty rough tasting.


According to this map, you do have them in texas. But I suspect this map is a little too generous! Still, Sabal Palms are quite cold tolerant.
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Swamp Cabbage is also called "heart of palm" and is not really cabbage, it just looks sorta like it when all cooked up. Another name for it is "millionaire salad" if you feel like doing some web search for it. So named because where it's available in a restaurant, it's expensive.

sidenote... What's up with Cracker0320???? His name is black/linkless like he's not a member here anymore. Did he get canned or what?

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby Duane Scarborough » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:05 pm

moodfood,

I had no idea that palm hearts and swamp cabbage were the same thing. I love palm hearts. I've been a southern connoisseur and didn't even know it. :shock:

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby Whitebear » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:48 am

Sable is also called a C00n House by those who know. :)
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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby cflacowboy001 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:55 pm

The indians sell them in lakeport

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby Cracker » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:55 am

moodfood wrote:
540 mountain motor wrote:We don't have swamp cabbage in Texas. Probably a good thing since I think cabbage is pretty rough tasting.


According to this map, you do have them in texas. But I suspect this map is a little too generous! Still, Sabal Palms are quite cold tolerant.
Image
(from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabal_minor )
Swamp Cabbage is also called "heart of palm" and is not really cabbage, it just looks sorta like it when all cooked up. Another name for it is "millionaire salad" if you feel like doing some web search for it. So named because where it's available in a restaurant, it's expensive.

sidenote... What's up with Cracker0320???? His name is black/linkless like he's not a member here anymore. Did he get canned or what?


I'm still here just changed my id to my real name !

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby ltz400sv » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:18 pm

Its only illegal on state property you can cut it on privet property i cut 30 every weekend and sell them to restarunts an indavidauls an do it all with a ax in 2 hours but salt fat back and peppers the only way to eat it that other crap ruins it

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby SwampMatt » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:14 pm

Cracker wrote:
moodfood wrote:sidenote... What's up with Cracker0320???? His name is black/linkless like he's not a member here anymore. Did he get canned or what?
I'm still here just changed my id to my real name !

Cracker said that ,,,,,


Glad to hear it. :)
And those photos are making my mouth water.

Hey, question... :?: :?: :?:
I've always heard that after the tree gets to over 15' or so, the heart is no good for eating. I assume too rough or bitter or something. Yet, on my property not too long ago, I cut down 6 mature 50' tall palms, and my neighbor got all upset that I didn't save the hearts. So, are they any good on the tall trees or not?

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby ltz400sv » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:07 pm

there not that good to me when they get that tall a few tips to cuttin cabbage if the boots have a real wide v the heart will be pretty big cut them on a full moon and they taste better and the heart is bigger i usally dont cut them if there any taller than 10 to 12 feet tall

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby cflacowboy001 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:53 pm

I would think cutting any cabbage too tall would be twice the work cause you would be cutting it twice but if your clearing them cut em up . As far as taste its up to the person I guess ...It's all new vegetation at the top The oldtimers would allways use the moon , My Dad wouldnt cut one unless the moon was right . Add a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar along with your spices IT DOES NOT MAKE IT SWEET but does enhance the cabbage I know all the hardliners will say im nuts but try it you might be suprised !

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby ffcracker » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:00 pm

Learned from my folks and found it to be true if you can stand at the base of the tree and touch the bottom of the green boots its a good eating tree and the wider the more heart. They also followed the full moon as well for cuttin cabbage and livestock.

As for cooking: bacon grease or salted jaw grease fried till tender, pepper to taste.
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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby cflacowboy001 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:37 pm

I heard something new about swamp cabbage ! Has anyone ever made swamp cabbage slaw ........? recipe ?

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby air-roberts » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:53 am

one of the most important i didn't read anyone saying is the way you clean & cut it one bad piece ruins the hole pot make sure no strings and taste frequently when you get toward the tough stuff
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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby AntiqueFarmEquipment » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:40 am

On legality issue it depends. You can't cut them down on public for the same obvious reason you can't cut down or remove other items from public land. Private land.. if it's yours got to town on them suckers! Someone else's private land you need the landowners permission just as you would to do anything on there land.

So no it is not illegal to cut them down however there are other laws you may be breaking in the process depending on who's land your standing on.

PS I make mine like you would cream of cabbage. A little spicy sausage and some heavy cream to thicken it up with cracked pepper and some chopped up smoked cayenne peppers! Damn it eats!!!
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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby terrible ted » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:58 am

K-mac wrote:Of course you have to have the landowners permission
before you take anything, including cabbage trees.
I've eat it many ways, and most were good, but
Mama used to pickle it with a sweet pickle resipe
and I remember she would put grape leaves in the
bottem of the canning jar ( she said it made them
crispier)They sure were good.



It would be illegal if you don't have permission or your on public land. I have heard it was illegal to, probably just a rumor.

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby continental stroker » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:03 am

I remember being told 25 years ago it was illegal to. It it on state, county or public land. Wheretherespresurvationissues

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Swamp Cabbage

Postby cfth » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:39 am

So does anyone know where I can fid a good cabbage axe. Had one and it grew legs.
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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby oberry » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:53 am

Salt pork fry in your cabbage pot like air Roberts said it is all in how you prepare the cabbage only the heart one piece of bitter and you ruin the whole pot a lot of people might not believe it but just salt pork salt and pepper and last but not least coffee creamer been passed down in my family for years

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Re: Swamp Cabbage

Postby cflacowboy001 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:10 pm

There is an old cowboy that told me a recipe swamp cabbage coleslaw .

It is anybody's regular slaw recipe but use shaved swamp cabbage instead and if you vinager and a little lemon juice it keep it from turning brown and the lemon juice itself cooks just slightly so it won't cause the gas like you would get if you eat RAW swamp cabbage ..............


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