This old fashioned fried cabbage is comfort food at its best. Chopped cabbage is sauteed in bacon drippings, with onion, garlic, and a kiss of brown sugar and vinegar. It is a great side dish with grilled or roasted meats.
4 slices thick bacon, cut into slices
2 tablespoons butter
1 sweet onion, diced
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 small head green cabbage, cored and chopped into small pieces
½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
Kosher salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Minced fresh parsley, for garnish
Use a slotted spoon to remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Leave as much of the bacon fat in the skillet as possible.
Melt the butter into the bacon fat.
Stir in the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring constantly until the onion becomes translucent – about 4 minutes.
Add the cabbage and vinegar, toss to combine all of the ingredients.
Sprinkle in the brown sugar, salt, and pepper.
Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until the cabbage is tender – about 10 – 15 minutes.
Return the bacon to the skillet.
Cook for an additional minute to combine the bacon with the cabbage.
Remove from the heat and garnish with a sprinkle of parsley on top.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Pan fry
- Cuisine: Southern
Keywords: old fashioned fried cabbage, side dish recipes, vegetable recipes, cabbage recipe, Southern recipes