Bacon Lover's Southern Fried Cabbage
Bacon Lover's Southern Fried Cabbage is an excellent side dish that will complement many meals. Made with simple, yet delightful flavors, this easy fried cabbage recipe is one that you're sure to get asked to make again and again. Butter makes everything a little better and bacon, well bacon is the cure to most of life's ailments -- at least regarding food. Cabbage has the ability to soak up many different flavors, and the smoky, crunchy, buttery flavor of this Southern-style dish is sure to become one of your most beloved recipes in no time. This dish is casual and easy enough to prepare for a week night meal, however, it's also a nice addition to any holiday spread.
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Cooking Time30 min
Cooking Vessel Size10-inch skillet
- 4 strips bacon, cut into -inch pieces
- 1 head cabbage, about 3 pounds
- 1 medium onion
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg (optional)
In a 10-inch skillet over medium high heat, cook the bacon until it is slightly crisp. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon onto paper towels to drain; set aside.
In the same pan, melt the butter and saute the onion until soft, then add the cabbage and spices. Toss to coat the cabbage then reduce heat to low and cover. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes.
Add the reserved bacon and toss before serving.
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