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Old-Fashioned Fried Cabbage

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Good old-fashioned Fried Cabbage! Just like Grandma made!

Ingredients

  • 1 head Cabbage
  • 1 pound Bacon
  • 1 whole Onion- Medium Sized
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter (optional)

Preparation

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

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 I suppose you could just go to the store and pick up a big ol’ head of cabbage!

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

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, just invite a few friends over for dinner and it’ll be just fine!)

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.

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!

Stick a lid on your pot and continue cooking over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Cook/stir until your cabbage is crisp-tender, don’t forget to taste it along the way and adjust the salt/pepper if needed.

Enjoy!!

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sgxmas on 7.28.2010

I think this falls under the “everything is better with bacon” category. ;) But I still can’t wait to try it.

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baileysrule on 7.19.2010

I am so gonna make this for supper tonight. My hubby and I love fried cabbage and I wanna see if our 5 grandkids do.

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maass96 on 4.20.2010

I made this for supper just last week. I’ve been making fried cabbage for almost 14 years now (minus the onion).

Give it a try people, trust me. You don’t know what you’re missing.

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Nicole Bojtos on 4.19.2010

I’ve made this for years and I love to add sliced Hungarian sausage (csabai) to it and serve it with sour cream.

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suenndy on 4.16.2010

My Grandson loves fried cabbage. I omit the onion add some sugar and crushed red pepper flakes. He loves this recipe.

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Mrs. Farnsworth on 1.2.2013

The flavor was divine but the texture wasn’t quite right. I think if I used a large based skillet and a half a head of cabbage (just so it would fit and have room to ‘breathe’) it would have gotten a bit more ‘crisp’ and ‘fried’. I used a massive pot as indicated in the recipe but it just didn’t have the surface area needed to get that ‘fried cabbage’ flair. Other than that yum yum, since the texture was a little ‘soupy’ we added ours into our hoppin’ John and it was devoured by all.

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Kelly on 11.28.2012

Delicious!

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kimberlyl on 1.3.2011

Oh my goodness!!! Yum!! Because of this dish, my husband and I will succeed at this low-carb diet! So delicious!

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sgxmas on 8.2.2010

WOW! I actually made this with cooked bacon I had in the fridge for a while, and it was still out of this world. Even my 8yr old had two helpings. I used a bit too much pepper, but it was still really good with a nice little black pepper bite! I like that the recipe is called “Old Fashioned” because it definitely reminds me of something my Great Aunt Bonnie would have made. It tastes exactly like what I remember her house smelling like.

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ALilBitofEverything on 7.15.2010

Delicious! My brother has been bugging me to cook him some cabbage, I really wasn’t sure how to cook it, though. Tried this recipe, and it was a hit, and very easy! Too bad for him, though, he’s in OK this week visiting with some of our family! The only complaint I heard was that there was a little much grease. Next time I might drain some out and add it back as needed. It really doesn’t seem like too much when you first put in the cabbage, but as the cabbage cooks down, you can see that there is really more than what you need. I might also try some of the suggestions found under the comments.

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