Recipe by Barrett
"This is also called a French cabbage salad. It is a wonderful way to serve cabbage. Skip the garlic, use cider vinegar, and it becomes a German cabbage salad. Add some sour cream and it becomes a Danish cabbage salad."
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1 medium head
For what this is, I gave it five stars. It's not something you'll see everywhere, and it's easy (if you use a processor for shredding the cabbage) and surprisingly delicious. We ate this with fresh grilled brats, pickled eggs, beer, and German potato pancakes (from this site). Since the bacon is crumbled, I used bacon end pieces, which are considerably cheaper than regular bacon. I also used white wine vinegar because that's what I had. With the high fat content of everything on the menu, smaller portions came naturally, were enjoyed and satisfying. For something unusual for your guests, this one is a winner!
This would be good as a side dish. Unfortunately, I tried to use it as a main dish, and the vinegar cabbage taste was too strong for that use, and I gave my family tummy aches.
Between baking, shopping, working, additional Christmas decorating and spending more time than I should trying to get our cat "Nikky" OUT of our Christmas tree, I haven't spent a whole lot of time on dinner this week. This great recipe was a good starter for our soup. I don't like tarragon, so I used cider vinegar instead. Thanks Barrett and happy holidays to all!
I made this for a freind's parents who are Chinese. I was worrying that the vinegar flavor would be too strong, but they liked it. So I am giving it a five for pleasing both the western-inclined and eastern-inclined palate.
My Family has made this for years...This is a old Pennslyvania Dutch Recipe... Fry bacon and save the grease...set bacon aside..we boil red potatato's, cool them down, slice, fry in bacon grease and onions.....have the cabbage cut up into bite size pieces...fry in bacon grease and steam with water with lid on...add potatoe's and cut up bacon...when wilted to your liking serve ..The only thing I hate is the smell it leaves in your kitchen...so I fry it on my patio...My whole family LOVES IT...
This is a great side dish for a fall supper. I served it with corned beef and boiled potatoes with cracked pepper. It was a good compliment to the meat and starch. I think this is a great, easy salad to make!!!
WELL NOW, I HAVE BEEN EATING THIS FOR AT LEAST 50 YEARS OR SO. SAUTEED ONIONS GO WITH THIS RECIPE. VINEGAR WAS NOT A ROUTINE STAPLE BUT IS GOOD IN IT. AND I AGREE WITH THE OPTIONAL ADDITIONS. SO GLAD TO SEE THIS IN PRINT. I HAD TOTALLY FORGOTTEN THE RECIPE......(UMMMMMMMY FOR THE TUMMY). BUT YEARS AGO IT HAD THE UNGLAMEROUS NAME OF JUST PLAIN OLD 'FRIED CABBAGE". GREEN ONIONS ARE GREAT WITH THIS TOO.
Great recipe. I've been making a similar one for 45 years. I leave out the garlic because I can't have it. Wonderful side dish. Versatile. Try the other versions with the sour cream, for instance.
My family never cared for cabbage, but they enjoyed this.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Wilted Cabbage Salad with Bacon
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 116
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