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Southern Fried Cabbage

Southern Fried Cabbage

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy-cabbage-recipes, fried-cabbage-recipes, southern-fried-cabbage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 236kcal


  • ½ lb thick cut bacon cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 medium sweet onion i.e. Vidalia or similar diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon fennel seed optional
  • 1 3 lb green cabbage washed, cored and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt may adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes may adjust to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • In a large skillet or dutch oven cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain using a slotted spoon, reserving 4 tablespoon drippings in skillet.
  • To the drippings add onion. Saute over medium-high for 3 minutes or until beginning to brown then add garlic and fennel seed, if using. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Add cabbage to skillet. The skillet will be full but, the cabbage will shrink as it cooks. Once it begins to shrink, add salt, onion powder, granulated garlic, pepper flakes and black pepper. Mix well.
  • Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until cabbage has softened and is browning, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Crumble bacon and add back to the cabbage or use to garnish the top.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 687mg | Potassium: 721mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 2mg