Southern Fried Cabbage



Southern Fried Cabbage – Simple, tasty , flavored with garlic and bacon -Ready in less than no time. Fried cabbage is  actually a mixture of sautéing, and/or stewing, being cooked low and simmered in its own juices, rather than fried quickly.  It is really not “Fried” so don’t be alarmed!Did you know that one cup of cabbage has only about 15 calories per serving? So if you are on a diet or just looking for a vegetable that will fill you up, you should put cabbage on your list. With that said, I am not going to try to convince you that this is the most healthy way of preparing cabbage cause it is not .One thing am going to try to convince you do is make this fried cabbage because it is Absolutely Delicious! It features, garlic, bacon and onion as it ‘s flavor base and you have a lot of meat options – smoked turkey, bacon or smoked sausage- I love them all. Spice it up with pepper flakes and or chili and you are set.  Another ethnic way of making this is using crayfish or smoked fish- as a teenage, I made this all the time using these rustic ingredients and added tomatoes and it was always a hit with the household.  Paired with rice and/or plantains and it was early Christmas for  all of us. This variation is one I was introduced to  when I moved to the U.S, very common in the South, often referred to as “fried” cabbage and paired with corn bread and fried chicken



5-6 strips of bacon

1 head cabbage, sliced

1 onion, diced

¼ cup chicken broth (I use low sodium broth)

1 tsp vinegar (optional)

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

How to make it :

In large skillet, (I use cast iron) fry the bacon until crispy, remove to a paper towel to drain Place chopped cabbage and onion in the skillet with the bacon fat over medium heat and cook until it begins to wilt a bit Crumble the bacon and add to the pan Add in the chicken stock,vinegar, salt and pepper, cover and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes Serve hot (try adding some diced apples, sliced sausage, noodles, or what ever tickles your fancy)


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