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mamaw english's fried cabbage and turnips

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Tari Harlan
Poland, IN

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 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mamaw english's fried cabbage and turnips

  • 6 slice
  • 1
    cabbage head, shredded
  • 2-3
    turnips, halved and sliced
  • 1 lg
    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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