Mamaw English's Fried Cabbage and Turnips

Mamaw English's Fried Cabbage And Turnips

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Tari Harlan


As a child, I would only eat raw turnips. I would eat these though!! My Mamaw was one of the best cooks I ever knew. I love this on lumpy mashed potatoes!!!!


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 6 slice
  • 1
    cabbage head, shredded
  • 2-3
    turnips, halved and sliced
  • 1 large
    onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp

How to Make Mamaw English's Fried Cabbage and Turnips


  1. In a large skillet, brown bacon, crumble and drain on a paper towel. Reserve for later.
  2. To skillet and bacon drippings, add turnips and onion slices tossing and cooking until onions are translucent, and turnips start to soften, (sometimes I let them brown a little).
  3. Add shredded cabbage to skillet, stiring gently to coat with drippings.
  4. When cabbage begins to wilt, add water, sugar, salt and pepper, stir to blend, cover and cook until cabbage is softened, stir in reserved bacon and serve.

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About Mamaw English's Fried Cabbage and Turnips

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #cabbage

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