Southern Fried Cabbage Recipe -
Southern Fried Cabbage Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Southern Fried Cabbage

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"For folks who like cabbage, and are adventurous enough to try something different, this is just what you need."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    35 mins


  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. In the same skillet, stir cabbage in the bacon drippings until coated. Place lid on skillet and cook over medium heat until cabbage is tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in sugar and season with salt and pepper. Cook uncovered, stirring constantly until cabbage is crisp and brown on the edges. Serve cabbage with bacon crumbled on top.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 17, 2009

I have been cooking cabbage like this for at least 5 years when I got it from a Southern friend of mine. We have it almost every holiday. I just don't add the sugar, never found it necessary. The cabbage carmelizes itself the longer you cook it. I always cook extra bacon because my husband and kids steal it as they walk through the kitchen.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 08, 2009

i agree with the other review about omiting the sugar, the bacon is all you need for sweetness. This is just like my mama makes it tho, thanks for sharing.

Apr 21, 2009

This was excellent! ...really nice change from the usual. My family couldnt get enough. I think the recipe is perfect just as changes needed. Thanks for sharing

Aug 07, 2009

this cabbage is awesome!!! i've always preferred cabbage that was sauted, but this is delish. i added a little cayenne to balance the sweet from the sugar and frying it in the bacon grease just made it money!!! making this again tonight. what a great way to eat cabbage. kids loved it too. thank you so much for posting such a delicious, simple recipe that i never thought of!

Mar 07, 2011

This is how my family has eaten cabbage for generations - LOVE IT! So simple, but so tasty! To make it more of a meal instead of a side dish, try using some cubed ham instead of the bacon, and add egg noodles. Great hearty main dish for cold winter nights!

Apr 29, 2010

This is how my grandmother taught me to cook cabbage...I add some chopped onion in with the cabbage, and leave out the sugar...truly yummy!!!

Oct 24, 2010

This is a great fried cabbage recipe, but like the other reviews I omitted the sugar, and we like things spicy in our house so I added a little crushed red pepper flakes to give it more zing, that's how my momma made it.

Mar 18, 2010

I grew up eating a similar cabbage recipe. Wonderful..!! I didn't add the sugar, the cabbage is sweet enough without it.


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  • Calories
  • 310 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 7.4 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 558 mg
  • 22%

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

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