Southern Fried Cabbage

Southern Fried Cabbage

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 210.2
  • Total Fat: 14.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.6 mg
  • Sodium: 813.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    3 slices of bacon
    4 tablespoons of butter, divided
    1 cup of chopped onion
    1 medium to large head of cabbage, chopped (about 10 to 12 cups)
    1 teaspoon of sea salt
    1/4 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama), or to taste, optional
    2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, optional
    Dash dried red pepper flakes, optional


Variations: Substitute andouille or smoked sausage, or ham, sliced or chopped, for the bacon. Can also add in chopped fresh tomatoes or one can of stewed tomatoes, cut up, to the cabbage. Can also use one can of Rotel or regular diced tomatoes, and add about 1/2 of a green pepper, chopped with the onion, if desired. Just remember to add the calories, etc.


Chop the bacon and cook until the fat is rendered. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter and the onion and saute about 4 minutes. Add a splash of water to the bottom of the skillet to deglaze the browned bits in the bottom. Add half the cabbage, salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning, and stir. Add the remaining cabbage, stir, reduce to a low simmer, cover and cook for about 30 minutes, or until cabbage reaches the desired consistency, stirring several times. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and the cider vinegar. Taste and adjust salt and pepper, and sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired.

Serving Size: 4 to 6 servings

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    Very good! - 8/31/17

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    We tried this tonight, I have never eaten cabbage before in my life, my mom would always try to get me to eat it, nope I wouldn't do it. My fiance found this recipe and made it and I loved it. We did however substitute kosher salt with sea salt. - 12/30/14

    Reply from MUPPETTHEPUPPET (2/8/15)
    I'm glad you like it! I usually can't stand cabbage. There are very few cabbage recipes that I like, but I love this one. I use sea salt, too. Not sure why it says kosher salt. I'll change it.