Southern Fried Cabbage – The Best You’ll Ever Eat.
In this recipe, you’ll get your Southern fix with fried cabbage. This classic comfort food is easy to make and is packed with flavor. You’ll need some bacon or a ham hock, butter, eggs, flour and milk—and of course delicious cabbage.
The bacon or ham hock adds a smoky flavor that you can’t get from any other ingredient. You’ll also need some butter and eggs to help bind the batter together. Flour, milk and salt round out this delicious dish!
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 head green cabbage, cored and chopped into bite-size pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Cooking time will depend on the thickness of your cabbage. If it is still a bit crunchy and has not lost its crunch, then it is done. If it’s soft and soggy, then it needs more cooking time.
- If you are using frozen cabbage, thaw before adding to the pan and cook for 30 minutes or until tender.
As with any recipe, there are ways to customize this one. If you want to kick it up a notch, add some cayenne pepper for a spicy bite. If you’re in the mood for something tangy, try adding some red wine vinegar. Or if you’re looking for a sweet finish, add brown sugar instead of white granulated sugar. Finally, butter makes everything creamier—so why not add some?
Add-ins and Variations
You can also add any of the following ingredients to this dish:
- Chopped bacon, ham or sausage (pork)
- Chopped onion, green pepper, celery or red pepper
- Chopped yellow or orange bell pepper (your choice!)
- Diced tomatoes and mushrooms (if you like)
- Prepare the vegetables. Peel and slice the potatoes and onions into roughly 1/4-inch pieces (about half a centimeter). Shred the cabbage by hand or in a food processor, then set aside.
- Prepare the oil. Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat until it shimmers, about 5 minutes. Then add as many pieces of onion as will fit comfortably in one layer along with some salt and pepper, stirring occasionally until they are lightly caramelized on both sides, about 10 minutes; repeat with remaining onions. Stir in sliced potatoes, followed by shredded cabbage and more salt and pepper; cover pot with lid tilted slightly open so steam can escape during cooking process (leave lid slightly cracked). Cook undisturbed until vegetables are tender but not mushy when pierced with sharp knife or fork tip (test often), about 25 minutes total time – stir only once or twice during cooking process so that mixture doesn’t burn on bottom surface of pan where it sits directly under flame source like stovetop burner(s).
A quick and easy recipe.
The best thing about this recipe is that it’s easy to make in less than 30 minutes, and it costs only $9. The second-best thing is that it tastes amazing! Another great thing about this meal is that it’s healthy for you—just be sure to include plenty of veggies and a low-fat meat substitute (like tofu), since this will make the dish more filling and satisfying. This can also be made with chicken instead of tofu if you prefer, but I find that chicken tends to dry out when cooked on high heat like this.
The best part about southern fried cabbage? It’s so good at parties! The easiest comfort meals might be some of the greatest. When I was younger, I particularly remember enjoying fried cabbage at family gatherings or Sunday dinners, and I still enjoyed it! You would never guess it’s a vegetable from the flavor!
I have witnessed fried cabbage prepared in a variety of ways. Some people swear by a “secret ingredient” or old family recipe, but I’ve discovered that my favorite approach is this simple one. This recipe is a great way to eat fried cabbage. You can serve it as a side dish or even as an appetizer for your next dinner party. Cabbage is very healthy and helps fight cancer, so you’re doing yourself some good by eating this dish!
You’ll be surprised at how good this dish is. It’s very easy to make, so it’s perfect when you’re looking for something quick and simple. The best part about southern fried cabbage? It’s so good at parties!
As with any fried dish, this recipe is best when served immediately after cooking. If you need to reheat it, do so gently in the microwave or oven and make sure not to overcook it.
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