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southern fried cabbage

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Cathy Nunn
Weslaco, TX

This is one of those Southern dishes we consider to be "Comfort Food"... Even those who usually dislike cooked cabbage will warm up to this dish.

(3 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For southern fried cabbage

  • 4 slice
    uncooked bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 1 sm
    head of cabbage, cored and chopped into bite sized pieces - may use half of a large cabbage for lack of a smaller head of cabbage
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c
    water (to help steam the cabbage)

How To Make southern fried cabbage

  • 1
    In a skillet, fry the bacon pieces and chopped onion together until the bacon is cooked and the onion is starting to brown. Do not drain bacon drippings.
  • 2
    Add the cabbage and stir fry for several minutes, until the cabbage is coated with the drippings. Add 1/2 Cup of water and cover for a few minutes at medium heat. Uncover and stir frequently, replacing the cover each time. Reduce heat to med-low, cover and let cook about 20 to 30 more minutes, stirring occasionally until the cabbage is tender.
  • 3
    Season with salt and pepper to your taste. Serve hot.