Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE to eat! I am the ultimate foodie; therefore, I also enjoy a good southern dish on these chilly autumn nights.

Yesterday, I planned a full course meal for a family dinner party with just about every dish you can think of: Meat Loaf, Baked Honey Garlic Chicken, Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken & Fried Fish, with side dishes including string beans, mash potatoes to yellow rice…but there was one dish that received all the rave, and it was my infamous fried cabbage!

Unlike most whom just boil cabbage in water with a little salt and pepper seasoning, I take my cabbage to the next level with just the right amount of seasoning to taste.

Here’s the recipe so you can try it for yourself.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 large head cabbage, cored and sliced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 or 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.) Bake bacon in the oven. Do not make overly crispy as the bacon will still cook some more once place in the cabbage pan, but still cook completely.

2.) While bacon is cooking, and after you have chopped your head of cabbage, add a drop of olive oil in a pan. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes.

3.) Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes.

4.) By this time your bacon should be cooked, take out of oven (I always cook my bacon in the oven not in a pan. It doesn’t shrivel up this way). Allow to cool to the side and then pour bacon grease into pan/pot of cabbage (This is for better flavor. Don’t worry it won’t be much grease).

5.) Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.

6.) Chop up cooked bacon and add into cabbage. I do this last so my bacon won’t get too soggy.

Enjoy!

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