southern fried cabbage

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Michelle Crawford
Brady, TX

This was my favorite growing up and still is on New Year's Eve, which was a tradition. But, mom cooked it a few times during the year.

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Think you don't like cabbage? We bet this Southern fried cabbage will change your mind. This cabbage is tender and cooks to golden perfection. Frying the cabbage in bacon grease adds tons of flavor. Adding white vinegar may be different, but it works. The vinegar adds the perfect tanginess that's a nice contrast to the savory bacon and cabbage. A delicious side dish year-round, but especially good for New Year's Day.

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★★★★★ 5
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For southern fried cabbage

  • 1 lg
    head of cabbage
  • 1 pkg
    bacon, save grease (12 oz)
  • 1 lg
    onion, sliced in rings
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c
    distilled vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How To Make southern fried cabbage

  • Cabbage cut and onions sliced.
    Cut up cabbage and slice the onions.
  • Frying bacon in a pot.
    Then in a Dutch oven, fry bacon till crisp. Remove bacon and set aside; save grease.
  • Adding oil to bacon grease.
    Add oil to the grease.
  • Cabbage and onions added to the oil.
    Add cabbage and onions. Fry up, tossing and turning every so often.
  • Cooking until slightly brown.
    Turn until it cooks down till clear and brownish. Takes about 1 hour.
  • Adding vinegar to cooked cabbage.
    Once the cabbage is cooked, then add the vinegar.
  • Salt, pepper, and bacon added to the pot.
    Add salt, pepper, and bacon. Allow to cook another 10 minutes or so.