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.
2.) 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.
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