Created by: Luv2Kook
Created on October 27, 2013
Categories: Comfort Food, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Cabbage, Southern, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Quick Meals, Fall/Autumn, Summer, Winter, Weeknight Meals, Skillet, Stove Top, Gluten-Free, Low Carbohydrate, No Eggs, Make it from scratch, Spring (more)
Southern Fried Cabbage
"This dish is commonly known as "fried" cabbage, even though it's usually a mixture of sautéing, and braising or stewing, being cooked low and simmered in its own juices, rather than being flash fried. We love it down here in the south, and have it often as a side, but sometimes I even make it and have a bowl for lunch or dinner. No matter how you have it, it's darn good! Variations: Substitute a good Andouille or smoked sausage, or ham, sliced or chopped, for the bacon. Can also add in chopped fresh tomatoes or one can of stewed tomatoes, cut up, to the cabbage. You can use your kitchen shears to cut them up right in the can. You can also use one can of Rotel or regular diced tomatoes, and add about 1/2 of a green pepper, chopped with the onion, if desired. Originallly from Deep South Dish."
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Prep Time: 10mPT10M
Cook Time: 30mPT30M
I allowed the cabbage to cook over low medium heat for 35 minutes and the texture was perfect to our liking . We love spice so I was heavy handed with the cajun spice and the pepper flakes. I cut the recipe in half and there were 4 generous servings..... Read more
- 3 ounces sliced bacon (3 slices)
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion
- 10 to 12 cups chopped cabbage (1 medium or large head)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama or to taste, optional)
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar (optional)
- Dried red pepper flakes, dash (optional)
What You Will Need
No special items needed.
Chop the bacon and cook until the fat is rendered.
Add 2 tablespoons of the butter and the onion, and saute about 4 minutes.
Add a splash of water to the bottom of the skillet to deglaze the browned bits in the bottom.
Add half the cabbage, salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning, and stir. Add the remaining cabbage, stir, reduce to a low simmer, cover and cook for about 30 minutes, or until cabbage reaches the desired consistency, stirring several times.
Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and the cider vinegar.
Taste and adjust salt and pepper, and sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired.
- Serving Size: 1 (274.2 g)
- Calories 216.4
- Total Fat - 14.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 8.2 g
- Cholesterol - 37.1 mg
- Sodium - 844.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 19.4 g
- Dietary Fiber - 5.1 g
- Sugars - 9.7 g
- Protein - 5.8 g
- Calcium - 109.7 mg
- Iron - 1.9 mg
- Vitamin C - 122.5 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg