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Fried Irish Cabbage with Bacon

Fried Irish Cabbage with Bacon


"Cabbage fried in bacon grease with bacon."
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25 m servings 220 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 220 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 468 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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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.

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decent side for pork

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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.

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 t...

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

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 eas...

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

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

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.

After reading other reveiws I added 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar & some onions. Super excellent!!!! Also added this to mashed potatoes to make a pretty good colcannon.

I made this for dinner tonight (wanting to get back to my southern roots). Oh my goodness, it didn't disappoint. I did add 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar when cooking the cabbage, just as my grandm...

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