Thursday, July 26, 2012

FRIED CABBAGE

My friend and neighbor Lana turned me on to a dish using cabbage when we both were cutting carbs out of our diets. She couldn't believe I had never heard of "Fried Cabbage". Now it is one of my favorite dishes. 


3 slices of bacon
3/4 of a medium ( about 2 lbs) head of
cabbage, cored and cut into chunks about the
size of a golf ball
1 1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
2 T butter or more


In a large heavy skillet with a lid fry the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon to paper towels, drain crumble and set aside.
Add 1 C water to the bacon grease.  Add the cabbage.Bring to a boil and add the salt and pepper. Place lid on the pot and reduce the heat to medium. Allow the cabbage to cook for 10 minutes until it is to your liking. ( I like mine tender).
Remove the pot from  the heat. Add butter and stir until it is melted, then add the reserved crumbled bacon and stir.


I just adore this dish. Thanks Lana! Growing up my mother did not use Cabbage for anything but adding to her Crab Soup. So this was a big yummy discovery for me. ! I hope you give it a try!

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