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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fried Cabbage


I love cabbage. I know some people don't like the smell of it cooking, and some folks don't like the after-affects (my husband has a problem with cabbage for this reason), but I love the taste, and it's nutritious and cheap. As a result, I am always on the lookout for new ways to serve cabbage as a side dish. This recipe could not have been easier, with a total of four ingredients. And with one of those ingredients being bacon -- yum. I bet you could add a couple of tablespoons of cider vinegar mixed 2:1 with sugar at the very end and get a great sweet sour cabbage. I'll try that next time and let you know what I think. In the meantime, try it plain and simple with bacon and I bet you'll love it. I think St. Patrick's Day would be a great time to give it a go.

Note: I used half a head of cabbage and it easily served six. If your crowd really loves cabbage go for the whole head.

Fried Cabbage
serves 6

4  bacon slices
1  large head fresh cabbage, coarsely chopped (or a half for smaller portions)
1 t.salt
1 t.  pepper

Cook bacon in a large skillet 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.
Add cabbage to hot drippings in skillet; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sauté cabbage over medium-high heat 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle with bacon.

Serving suggestion: Especially yummy with some Beer-Braised Bratwurst  (grilled or not) and mashed potatoes



Sara said...

I love fried cabbage! I haven't made it in a while, but I like to use the purple cabbage, too. I think it should have more nutrients since it has more color. I often add a couple of Tbls of balsamic vinegar. The kids like it, too!

I have 2 heads right now. One for fried cabbage (even though I didn't know that until just now) and one for cabbage Lasagne. Yum.

Esther G. said...

I make fried cabbage too, just cabbage, garlic, salt fried in a little olive oil. I have to try your recipe with bacon! Bet it's yummy!

Liz (Simple Italian Cooking) said...

This looks really good. A good italian version is to omit the bacon and instead add in some oregano and garlic slices. instead of the the bacon fat - use a little olive oil - it tastes great. Thanks for the reminder - I think I'll go get some cabbage...

Abby said...

I love cabbage, too. I often saute it and top with soy sauce and a runny egg. Perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner!