Fried Cabbage Recipe

Cabbage with bacon
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Makes 6-8 servings.
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Kids love anything with bacon. (Let's face it: Most everybody loves anything with bacon.) This cabbage recipe is a favorite among kids because the cabbage is wilted in bacon drippings, then tossed with bacon and a little sugar and salt. The result is a side dish the whole family will enjoy.

What You'll Need

  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 head green cabbage, cored and chopped into bite-sized strips
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add bacon. Fry until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain, leaving bacon drippings in skillet. Add onions to the skillet. Cook until softened, 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients. Cook, turning frequently with tongs, until cabbage is softened, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Toss with bacon.

Serve immediately.