3-Ingredient Bacon-Fried Cabbage {An Unintentional St. Patrick’s Day Post

This simple recipe for bacon-fried cabbage only has 3-ingredients. The cabbage is seasoned with bite-sized bits of bacon. An easy side dish in just minutes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and as I sit here and type, there is about 4-5 inches of snow covering the mountain. I finally got my snow day.

I guess it is better late than never, huh?

 

This simple recipe for bacon-fried cabbage only has 3-ingredients. The cabbage is seasoned with bite-sized bits of bacon. An easy side dish in just minutes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

This simple recipe for bacon-fried cabbage only has 3-ingredients. The cabbage is seasoned with bite-sized bits of bacon. An easy side dish in just minutes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

 

Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day, it’s going to be here in a few days. I am not a huge fan of Irish food and perhaps it is because I haven’t really explored it enough. My grandmother’s maiden name was O’Berry, so you’d think some of that Irish blood would provoke me to cook more Irish food, but so far that hasn’t happened yet. It is only a coincidence that I am sharing this recipe for bacon-fried cabbage. While my other blogging friends are posting yummy looking Irish recipes, this is an unintentional St. Patrick’s Day post about 3-ingredient bacon-fried cabbage.

This simple recipe for bacon-fried cabbage only has 3-ingredients. The cabbage is seasoned with bite-sized bits of bacon. An easy side dish in just minutes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

David and I used to boil cabbage with a huge ham hock for hours. It’s the way we cook cabbage in the south; you throw vegetables into a pot, throw in fatty pig meat and boil it to death. It would stink up the house and hardly have any nutritional value after it was all said and done. A little time would pass before we would boil another head of cabbage to death. We began to realize that every time we would sit down to eat boiled cabbage, it would start to bloat us like a blowfish after just a few bites. Not sure what kind of chemistry was going on in our bodies, but it wasn’t a pleasant feeling. It was almost like those stupid Beano commercials… (gasp!)

After boiling cabbages for years, one day I made a recipe by Michael Symon, in which pork roasted over top of shredded cabbage. This recipe inspired me to make Dijon pork chops over shredded cabbage with beets. David and I both noticed that the cabbage was more enjoyable. Cooked this way, the cabbage didn’t have the same effect as it had when it was boiled. So now, we either fry, roast or grill cabbage rather than boil it. I have to say the house sure has smelled a lot better since we stopped boiling cabbages to death…sheew!

This simple recipe for bacon-fried cabbage only has 3-ingredients. The cabbage is seasoned with bite-sized bits of bacon. An easy side dish in just minutes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Besides salt and pepper to season it, this simple recipe for fried cabbage only has 3-ingredients; one of them being BACON! The cabbage is seasoned with bite-sized bits of bacon making it an easy to fix side dish in just minutes. Here’s how I made it:

This simple recipe for bacon-fried cabbage only has 3-ingredients. The cabbage is seasoned with bite-sized bits of bacon. An easy side dish in just minutes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

3-Ingredient Bacon-Fried Cabbage | Servings: 2 | Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 large savoy cabbage, chopped
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Directions: 

Using kitchen shears, dice the bacon into a large pot or deep skillet. Cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes.

This simple recipe for bacon-fried cabbage only has 3-ingredients. The cabbage is seasoned with bite-sized bits of bacon. An easy side dish in just minutes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

This simple recipe for bacon-fried cabbage only has 3-ingredients. The cabbage is seasoned with bite-sized bits of bacon. An easy side dish in just minutes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Add in the cabbage, toss well with the bacon and rendered bacon fat.

This simple recipe for bacon-fried cabbage only has 3-ingredients. The cabbage is seasoned with bite-sized bits of bacon. An easy side dish in just minutes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Pour in the vegetable stock. Continue to cook, until cabbage wilts, about 15 minutes.

This simple recipe for bacon-fried cabbage only has 3-ingredients. The cabbage is seasoned with bite-sized bits of bacon. An easy side dish in just minutes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Serve warm.

Note: For this recipe I used savoy cabbage because it is more tender than regular cabbage and wilts a lot faster. 

This simple recipe for bacon-fried cabbage only has 3-ingredients. The cabbage is seasoned with bite-sized bits of bacon. An easy side dish in just minutes. | TheMountainKitchen.com

If you are not a cabbage fan, I promise that this bacon-fried cabbage will help change your mind. Try some on St. Patrick’s Day!

Do you like cabbage? Comment below!

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3-Ingredient Bacon-Fried Cabbage

This simple recipe for bacon-fried cabbage only has 3-ingredients. The cabbage is seasoned with bite-sized bits of bacon. An easy side dish in just minutes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Debbie Spivey

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon diced
  • 1 large savoy cabbage chopped
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large pot or deep skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes
  2. Add in the cabbage, toss well with the bacon and rendered bacon fat.
  3. Pour in the vegetable stock. Continue to cook, until cabbage wilts, about 15 minutes.
  4. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

For this recipe I used savoy cabbage because it is more tender than regular cabbage and wilts a lot faster. 

 

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12 thoughts on “3-Ingredient Bacon-Fried Cabbage {An Unintentional St. Patrick’s Day Post

  1. Yummmmm. I love cabbage but almost never make it because I don’t know what to do with it besides make coleslaw, thanks for this recipe, will be trying asap! 🙂

  2. Megdalia

    It’s funny because I never loved cabbage neither. Until someone gave me some fried cabbage but they boiled there cabbage first than drained it and sauteed it with the bacon and seasoning. It takes more time so I’m definitely trying yours. There is one thing though when I make mine instead of the broth I throw in a packet of Goya Ham flavored concentrate. My kids beg me for this all the time and my family ask for it for Thanksgiving.

  3. Hi Megdalia! The type of cabbage really matters the most. I went with Savoy which is a tender cabbage and doesn’t take as long to break down. Another great choice would be Napa Cabbage. I bet that Ham flavoring is wonderful on it too!

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