This fried cabbage is delicious and super easy to make with just a few ingredients – it takes less than 30 minutes!
I used to hate cabbage until I tried fried cabbage a few years ago and now I enjoy it very much. I made it last weekend for a St. Patrick’s Day meal and there were no leftovers, which was amazing! It goes great with corned beef, roast beef, grilled chicken and even pork chops.
Now, fried cabbage can be made in several ways, but my favorite way is to fry it in the pan with bacon and onions. I also like to keep the spices very simple and only use salt, pepper and a little bit of paprika to add a smoky flavor.
Here are some notes on this recipe:
- Use any kind of bacon you like, regular, turkey, or even vegetarian. Just remember that turkey bacon and vegetarian bacon are not very oily and extra oil or butter should be added.
- Use a non-stick pan so that none of the ingredients stick to the pan.
- Be sure to chop the onions well because they mix much better with the cabbage.
- Don’t overcook the cabbage or the texture will become too soft and “mushy” and it’s just weird. – Instead of bacon, you can also use sausages.
I know cabbage is one of those rare vegetables that people hate or love. If you don’t like it, seriously, try this recipe and you might start enjoying cabbage too.
6 slices of bacon, chopped
One large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large cabbage, cored and sliced
1 tablespoon of salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon of paprika
Place bacon in a large pot and cook over medium-high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is caramelized; about 10 minutes. Immediately add cabbage and continue cooking and stirring another 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes more