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Fried Cabbage

Fried Cabbage with Bacon cooks in no time! An incredible low-carb and Keto approved side dish or main!

Perfect for your meal plans, fried cabbage is an easy throw-together recipe. Enjoy it on its own or as a side to go with buttery cauliflower mash, roast chickenpork roast, or a juicy pan seared Steak with a mushroom cream sauce.

FRIED CABBAGE

Deliciously seasoned tender fried cabbage and onions with crispy bacon is a family favourite. A quick one pot recipe suitable for any time of the year. Best thing is it’s inexpensive and reheats perfectly in your microwave.

Warning, it is addictive!

Fried Cabbage with bacon in a Staub cast-iron skillet | cafedelites.com

Fried Cabbage with bacon in a Staub cast-iron skillet | cafedelites.com

HOW TO FRY CABBAGE

There are so many different variations for fried cabbage online, but this is the one recipe we’ve loved for many years!

Why? Because, for ultimate flavour and true southern style cooking, you’re going to fry your shredded cabbage in bacon grease. YES! The flavour alone will change your life.

But you don’t need to go looking for bacon grease. You’re going to fry bacon first, get it nice and crisp, then remove it with a slotted spoon to keep as much grease in your pan as possible.

I love using a cast iron skillet for this recipe because:

  1. It helps to re-season your skillet while cooking the bacon, and
  2. Nothing provides flavour while frying foods like a well-seasoned cast-iron.

If you don’t have a cast-iron pan, use a good quality nonstick pan to prevent the bacon from sticking.

Frying bacon for cabbage recipe | cafedelites.com

Frying bacon for cabbage recipe | cafedelites.com

SEASONING

One ingredient I love adding in our fried cabbage is Cajun seasoning. I use Slap Ya Mama, but feel free to use on you already have on hand. You can replace it with a smoky, sweet or mild paprika, depending on your tastes.

Food photo cabbage and bacon | cafedelites.com

Food photo cabbage and bacon | cafedelites.com

OPTIONAL ADD INS

You can add in a few other ingredients to fried cabbage make it your own:

  • Smoked sausage instead of bacon
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar (brown or white). For Keto readers, use a substitute sweetener, like Swerve or Natvia.

Fried Cabbage | cafedelites.com

Fried Cabbage | cafedelites.com

MORE SIDE DISH RECIPES

Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots
Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Crispy Asparagus
Creamy Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Roasted Mushrooms (Balsamic Soy)

Bacon Fried Cabbage | cafedelites.comBacon Fried Cabbage | cafedelites.com

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or chopped
  • 1 large head green or red cabbage, cored and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon, (or seasoned salt)
  • Salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon each onion powder and garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, (I use Slap Ya Mama) or smoky paprika

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy. Transfer bacon to a plate with a slotted spoon. Do not discard bacon drippings.

  • Sauté the onion in the bacon grease until the onion caramelizes (about 8 minutes). Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds).

  • Stir in the cabbage and cook for a further 8 minutes while stirring occasionally. Season with the bouillon, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning (or paprika).

  • Mix bacon into the cabbage to warm through and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g