Eileen’s Fried Cabbage
Eileen B. – Derby KS
Ingredients: 1 Head Cabbage 5 slices bacon Salt and Pepper to taste. Directions: • Fry the five pieces of bacon in a deep frying pan or dutch oven on top of the stove. You need a deep pan, with a lid. • Core and chop the head of cabbage. • Your bacon may be crispy by now - remove from pan and drain. • Turn the heat down to simmer or just above. • Put all the cabbage in the pot and toss to spread the bacon fat around a bit. • Put the lid on for 10 minutes. • About every 10 to 15 minutes Toss the cabbage again, but put the lid back on between tossing sessions. • It takes about 45 minutes to cook cabbage to fork tender. • Now break up the bacon over the top, put the lid back on and cook another 5 to 10 minutes. • Your cabbage at this point will have cooked down about 1/4 to 1/3 in volume. This is OK. • Some of your cabbage may be a little browned, this is OK too. For all the steps above this is a very easy and simple way to cook cabbage as a lovely side dish. All the vitamins stay in where as with boiling or steaming, they flush into the water.
We served our cabbage with grilled Pork Chops - simply perfect! Fork tender pork chops and fried cabbage - YUM! :)
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OH my GOSH! I forgot to add this…
For a more “heart healthy” variation – substitute the bacon grease (how sad) with 1 to 2 tablespoons Olive Oil.