CABBAGE WITH LEEKS AND BACON

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

A wonderful side dish with only five ingredients, this is easy to make and delicious. A great dish to serve on St. Patrick's Day, or anytime the mood strikes you!
Recipe: southernfood.about.com

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2 large
leeks
8 to 10 slice
thick bacon, diced
1 Tbsp
butter
1 medium
head cabbage, chopped
3/4 c
chicken broth or water

Step-By-Step

1Cut the green part and root off the leek, leaving just the white part. Cut in half lengthwise, then rinse well to remove any dirt or grit. Slice thinly and set aside.
2In a large deep skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon, stirring, until almost crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain, leaving a few teaspoons of bacon grease in the pan.
3Add the butter to the pan, then add the leeks. Cook, stirring, until wilted, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the cabbage and the broth or water.
4Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the bacon, toss, cover, and continue cooking for 5 to 10 minutes more, until cabbage is tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5Serve drizzled with cider vinegar, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy