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Fried Cabbage with Bacon Onion and Garlic

Unveiling the Perfect Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic Recipe


When it comes to culinary delights, finding a dish that strikes the right balance between simplicity and flavor is a true gem. Our Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic recipe is not just a meal; it’s a culinary experience that has garnered accolades and become a staple in countless households. Join us on a journey to discover the secrets behind this delectable dish that has stood the test of time.

The Testimonials Speak Volumes

MrsMDSmith s Culinary Triumph

“This was excellent. I did use less salt than specified, but this recipe is definitely one I’ll make again and again. Thanks for sharing it MrsMDSmith (and calling my attention to it on the exchange; it was perfect timing as I was looking for a side to go with dinner!)”

A Versatile Dish

“I wanted to stop by again to thank you MrsMDSmith. You not only gave me a delicious side dish but I used the leftovers to make a main dish that I will probably also do again and again. I chopped the leftovers and mixed in 1/2 lb. of seasoned browned ground pork, rolled in egg roll wrappers and fried to golden perfection. I love a recipe that can give me two distinct meals!”

Perfect for Celebrations

“This was excellent. I served it with ham, potato salad, and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. I didn’t use all of the onion called for, nor did I use onion powder (didn’t have it). Like other reviewers, I cut the salt back (to 1tsp). Only a small dish left, and I intend to eat that as a snack later!”

Family Legacy

“This is a family favorite that is put into every cookbook for my kids when they move out and get married. It is a beautiful dish with many colors and full of flavor. Warning, it is addictive.”

The Ingredients for Success

Bacon – The Crispy Foundation

Start by cooking 6 slices of bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy and cooked through. Once done, remove the bacon, placing it on paper towels to drain, and then chop it into delightful crumbles.

Onion and Garlic – The Aromatic Harmony

Stir in 1 large diced onion and 2 minced garlic cloves into the skillet with the bacon grease. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes, or until tender. This aromatic foundation sets the stage for the rich flavors to come.

Cabbage – The Star of the Show

Now, introduce 1 large head of cabbage, cored and sliced, into the skillet. Continue cooking for another ten minutes or until the cabbage reaches a softened perfection.

The Flavor Symphony

Add the bacon crumbles on top, along with ⅓ cup of water as needed to steam the cabbage. Season with 1 tablespoon of salt, or to taste, 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper, ½ teaspoon of onion powder, ½ teaspoon of garlic powder, and ⅛ teaspoon of paprika. Stir to combine, lower the flame, and let it simmer for a couple of minutes until the liquid evaporates, ensuring to stir at regular intervals.

Optional Twist – Carrots

For an extra layer of flavor and visual appeal, consider adding carrots to the mix. It’s a subtle addition that elevates the dish to new heights.

Serving Perfection

Taste and re-season if needed. Serve immediately and relish in the symphony of flavors that this Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic recipe delivers. The addictive nature of this dish, combined with its versatility, makes it a culinary masterpiece that stands out among the rest.

In Conclusion

In the realm of culinary excellence, certain recipes transcend time and become cherished traditions. Our Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic is one such gem. It’s not just a recipe; it’s a culinary journey that brings families together and leaves a lasting impression. Add this dish to your repertoire, and experience the joy it brings to every meal.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?