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How to Make Fried Cabbage with Bacon (Southern Style!)

Leave it to Southerners to fry even the vegetables! This Southern bacon fried cabbage is a side dish that is simple to fix, inexpensive, and of course, tastes wonderful. How could it not with all that bacon? Just a spoonful of its tasty goodness helps the cabbage go down. 😉 

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I can remember both sets of my grandparents enjoying this simple recipe which they passed down to my parents and then to me. As a kid, I didn’t care for it (not surprising really) but now I love me some Southern fried cabbage! It must just be in the genes. 

How to Make Fried Cabbage

For the most authentic Southern fried cabbage, be sure to cook it in a well-seasoned iron skillet.

Ingredients

  • 1 small head of cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 5 strips of bacon
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Fry Cabbage

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crispy
  2. Remove bacon, crumble, and set aside.
  3. Leave bacon grease in the skillet and scrape the bottom of the skillet to loosen bacon bits
  4. Add chopped cabbage and onions to skillet and pan-fry over medium-high heat in the bacon grease, stirring occasionally.
  5. Return bacon to the skillet and continue to fry until cabbage is al dente.
  6. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste

Southern Bacon Fried Cabbage

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How to Make Fried Cabbage (Southern Style!)

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4.75 from 4 votes
Course Recipes
Cuisine Southern
Calories 78 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small head of cabbage cored and coarsely chopped
  • 5 strips of bacon
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook bacon in a large skillet until crispy
  • Remove bacon, crumble, and set aside.
  • Leave bacon grease in the skillet and scrape the bottom of the skillet to loosen bacon bits
  • Add chopped cabbage and onions to skillet and pan-fry over medium-high heat in the bacon grease, stirring occasionally.
  • Return bacon to the skillet and continue to fry until cabbage is al dente.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste
Keyword fried cabbage, how to make fried cabbage, southern fried cabbage
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Fried Cabbage (Southern Style!)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 318mg14%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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