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5 from 2 votes

Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon

Southern fried cabbage with bacon cooks in less than 20 minutes. Tender cabbage, crispy bacon cooked in amazing seasoning. Easiest side dish to throw together and cook.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 109kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cabbage
  • 6-8 bacon strips
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard or can use fresh ground mustard paste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika or can use cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  • Use cast iron pan if you like caramelized smoky flavor in the dish or use non-stick skillet to make cooking a breeze or use regular skillet.
  • Slice cabbage into half. Remove the stem core from each half. The stem also called as core is usually tough to eat. Remove it and discard.
  • Place the half cut side down on cutting board. Cut ½ inch slices lengthwise. Then cut crosswise to chop green cabbage into bite size pieces. Set aside until use.
  • Heat a skillet. Fry bacon on medium flame until browned and crispy.
  • Remove bacon from skillet. Cut into smaller bits and set aside.
  • The bacon dripping left over in the skillet is used to fry rest of the ingredients.
    Note: if bacon drippings leftover in the pan isn’t enough add little extra butter or olive oil.
  • Add minced garlic and yellow onion to the pan.
  • Saute and cook until onion is softened.
  • Next add chopped cabbage, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder.
  • Stir well.
  • Cover with lid and cook on medium low flame for 10 to 13 minutes.
    Note: Give cabbage enough time to soften. Keep tasting as you go to see if cabbage is cooked to your desired consistency. Some like their cabbage crunchy, while others like it completely softened and cooked through.
  • Finally add bacon bits and give it a good stir.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite dish.

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Notes

  1. You can enhance the flavors in the dish by adding red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes. It adds nice kick to the dish.
  2. Caraway seeds is another great flavoring spice. It adds authentic Irish flavors to the dish.
  3. Switch things up by adding meat - smoked sausage or chicken (chopped into bite size pieces).
  4. Onion garlic and cabbage is cooked in bacon drippings left in pan. if you feel it's not enough, you can add extra butter or olive oil.
  5. Give cabbage enough time to soften. Keep tasting as you go to see if cabbage is cooked to your desired consistency. Some like their cabbage crunchy, while others like it completely softened and cooked through.
Servings: Number of servings may vary depending on the side of cabbage heat used. One medium sized cabbage can serve from 6 to 8 servings.
 
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 454mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg