Fried Irish Cabbage with Bacon Recipe -
Fried Irish Cabbage with Bacon Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Fried Irish Cabbage with Bacon

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"Cabbage fried in bacon grease with bacon."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Cook bacon in a deep skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove bacon from skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 1/4 cup drippings in skillet.
  2. Cook and stir cabbage in hot bacon drippings over medium heat until cabbage wilts, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Crumble bacon over cabbage. Stir and simmer until bacon is warmed, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with black pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 20, 2012

I live in the South and this recipe is a staple in all households. There is nothing better if you like cabbage. Thanks for sharing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 29, 2013

decent side for pork

Mar 23, 2012

This is soooo good! I add about a tsp of brown sugar to help caramelize the cabbage but still retain it's crisp/tender qualities. Brussel sprouts are TDF prepared like this. I half them, steam them for a short time then throw them in the skillet. My future daughter in law says, "I now like brussel sprouts!"

Mar 23, 2012

I love this recipe but I put onion and green peppers in the bacon drippings until they soften and then add the cabbage.

Mar 23, 2012

I've been making this for years..I shred the cabbage instead of chopping it cooks more evenly. BIG TIP: you can also use pre-shredded cabbage from the grocery store, which makes it fast and easy. I add whatever I have avail. onion red or yellow, celery chopped finely. I also have prefried bacon in my freezer which is very convenient. And I keep the bacon grease in the refrigerator for seasoning other dishes. My husband loves this dish. And even if you don't like cabbage, you may want to try this, it just might change your mind on cabbage.

Mar 23, 2012

My grandmother used to make this for our Sunday dinners, so when I used this recipe, it sure brought back some pleasant memories! Thanks!

Mar 23, 2012

We make this adding onions and noodles boiled in chicken broth, Very good!!!!

Mar 23, 2012

My mom was from the south, we also ate this all the time. She later added tomatoes and we ate this over rice. Brings back plenty of memories.


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  • Calories
  • 220 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 468 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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