You’re probably saying, “Really, fried cabbage?"
I know I did!
We really like cabbage and bacon too ~ just like magic ~ I saw recipes for it everywhere, and knew immediately it was a "must try," with the operative word being bacon!
Fried cabbage isn’t very healthy compared to a lot of other methods of cooking; we usually enjoy it as slaw or steamed and eaten with only salt and pepper. But this recipe is so delicious it’s worth eating it for pleasure!
A whole head of cabbage sounds like a lot, but you know how it shrinks when cooking, so this is good for 4 people or 2 like us, helping ourselves to a second serving. It’s that good!
Cook the bacon crisp, scrape the bacon remnants, that adds flavor, it caramelizes and adds color too. No added water needed, there’s plenty of moisture in cabbage.
A splash of vinegar and a little sugar to waken up your taste buds, sprinkle on salt and pepper, it’s done. Omit vinegar and sugar, if you’d rather.
This is soooo delicious and very easy to prepare ~ you may be adding it to your repertoire of "go to” side dishes also! (It’s great leftover too!)
If you like cabbage and bacon, this is a win, win!