This recipe isn't called The Best Southern Fried Cabbage for nothing. You won't be able to get enough of this dish flavored with bacon, aromatics, and seasonings.
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Southern-fried cabbage is another one of those traditional Sunday recipes. And if you're eating cabbage, it's a must that you have cornbread. That's non-negotiable.
What I love so much about cabbage is that it can be whipped up in less than thirty minutes. That's from start to finish.
So you all have all heard the saying, no two cooks cook alike right? Well, that's so true. My mother and my grandmother make their cabbage with salt pork.
Salt pork, like bacon, adds flavor to the cabbage. I love my mother's and my grandmother's cabbage, but I prefer to use bacon.
So let's get into it so I can show you how it's done!
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Ingredients needed for the cabbage:
- Yellow onion
- Green bell pepper
- Granulated sugar
- Seasoned salt
- Garlic salt
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Minced garlic
How to make the cabbage:
Cut the cabbage into sections. Keep all of the pieces except for the core (middle of the cabbage. Rinse the cabbage with water. Chop cabbage as pictured above, then sit to the side.
Chop the bacon into small pieces. Then place the bacon in a large pot. Saute the bacon for one minute stirring frequently, then add the bell pepper and onion.
Saute until the bacon is fully cooked. Add the cabbage to the pot, stir, and cover. Allow to cook on medium heat for two minutes.
Mix in the seasonings and allow to cook for about 10 more minutes or until the cabbage has cooked down (all of the cabbage has become soft/wilted/tender). Turn off the heat and stir the cabbage.
Serve and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Store the cabbage in the refrigerator for up to four days.
I don't recommend freezing the cabbage.
Do not add extra liquid to your pan and remove it from the heat as soon as it becomes tender.
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- Cut the cabbage into sections. Keep all of the pieces except for the core (middle of the cabbage.
- Chop the cabbage, rinse it and then sit to the side.
- Chop bacon into small pieces. Then place it in a large pot over medium heat.
- Saute the bacon for one-minute stirring frequently, then add bell pepper and onion.
- Saute until the bacon is fully cooked.
- Add the cabbage to the pot, stir and cover. Allow it to cook on medium heat for two minutes.
- Mix in seasonings and allow to cook for about 10 more minutes or until cabbage has cooked down (all of the cabbage has become soft/wilted/tender).
- Turn off the heat and stir the cabbage. Serve and enjoy!