Wilted Cabbage Salad with Bacon

Wilted Cabbage Salad with Bacon

Barrett 0

"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."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 164 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.2g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 257 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove bacon, crumble and set aside. Reserve bacon fat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and fry in the bacon fat until browned.
  3. Add the vinegar. Bring to a simmer and add the cabbage and bacon. Saute briefly and serve warm.
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  1. 36 Ratings


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!


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.