Apr 15, 2010

Old-Fashioned Fried Cabbage! YUM!

Growing up in the North, we didn't make fried Cabbage.
We just didn't make it.
So, I was not too interested when I first heard about it..
I mean, They fry EVERYTHING here.

When I moved to the south, I was introduced to "Chicken-Fried Steak".
Chicken-fried what!?!?!?I was mortified!
Why would anyone take a perfectly good steak, batter it, then fry it?

I now understand the beauty of the chicken-fried steak and it's one of the most requested dishes on the farm...
But, thats another recipe, for another day.

Today, it's Fried Cabbage!

MmmmmmMMMmm... Fried Cabbage.
Here we go!

Serves... 6-8.. or a TON depending on the cabbage size.

1.) Go out to the garden and cut a few smallish heads of cabbage that grew this Spring because you were too lazy to cut the Winter cabbage, and it went to seed, so now you have cabbages growing in your strawberry bed, and your herb garden.
... Or you could just go to the store and pick up a big ol' head of cabbage too, I suppose.

Take a pound or so of sliced bacon, dice it up, and fry it till crisp in a big deep pot.

3.) Wash and cut up your cabbage, into bite-sized squares.
Slice up a medium onion too... set them in your huge Tupperware bowl until your bacon is nice and crispy-brown.
(*note* don't panic because it looks like you have enough cabbage to fill the back of your pick-up truck... it does shrink when cooking! and... if you DO indeed have enough to fill the back of your pick-up truck... invite a few friends over for dinner and it'll be just fine!)

4.) When your Bacon is ready, turn the heat to medium-high, then dump your cabbage and onions into the big bacon and bacon grease filled pot and give it a good stir.

5.) Sprinkle with a generous amount of salt and pepper. I also add a few pats of butter... because the bacon grease might not be bad enough for you.... I care people! I care!

6.) stick a lid on your pot... and continue cooking over med-high heat, stirring frequently.

7.) cook/stir until your cabbage is crisp-tender, don't forget to taste it along the way and adjust the salt/pepper if needed.

8.) Enjoy!!

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  1. Mmm, just how mom makes it, except we add a little broth in there for flavor. Great post!

  2. OMGosh...I'm in heaven...I need to have that this weekend!


  3. Sounds wonderful! Perfect for a low carber! I'll be making this in a couple of days.

  4. Thank You!! this looks so yummy!

  5. I used to make this when my kids were little...I'm making it TONIGHT! WooHoo!

  6. I have never heard of fried cabbage before, but you can be sure that I'm going to give this a try. It looks and sounds delicious!! Thanks for the recipe and the idea!

  7. You can also use some spicy sausage like andouille or hamburger meat or chopped up ham. In the Ozarks we'll put anything in our fried cabbage!

  8. Wow! This looks great! I'm not really a cabbage eater but this one is a must try. I saw another cabbage recipe at Foodista (http://www.foodista.com/), not fried though but it still looks good. Check it out sometimes!

  9. I love fried cabbage and haven't seen a recipe for it in an age. I found your blog by chance and had planned only to pop in and say hello. Instead, I was lured into reading some of your earlier posts and stayed far longer than I planned. I love your recipes and very much enjoy the tone of your blog. I'll be back as often as I can. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  10. This looks delicious. I have made Ina Garten's version, but this one sounds so much better with the bacon and onions. Ina's only has butter, salt, and pepper. Can't wait to make this. Thanks for the recipe.
    My best - Diane

  11. Well that s all well and good but
    did any one actually try to make the recipie ???

  12. Very similar to our fried cabbage recipe ... the primary difference is that I carmelize my onions in the bacon grease before adding the cabbage ... it's music in your mouth!!

  13. Nothing like an old fashioned salad! what stunning recipe!! thanks for share it with us!

  14. I do the same thing except I use loads of lemon pepper in mine. Oooooh my.....

  15. My mom and I fry potatoes w/ it too. We haven't done the bacon. Great idea!!

  16. That is how I make Hot Slaw, only thing missing is the hot sauce and Ro-Tel green chiles.


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