Southern Fried Cabbage

Southern Fried Cabbage


"This dish was always a favorite at Mammaw's house. Cabbage is fried with onion and bacon in this simple quick side dish. Terrific with cornbread."


15 m servings 189 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 528 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the bacon and vegetable oil into a large pot over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until bacon is crisp. Add cabbage, onion, and sugar to the pot; cook and stir continuously for 5 minutes, until tender.
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  1. 372 Ratings


This is the best fried cabbage recipe I've ever had! The flavor is wonderful. I've made it twice now. The first time I followed the recipe exactly, but decided to make a few changes when I ma...

This has become a family favorite of ours that we crave! The only thing I did differently was saute the onions on the side and then added in.

Great recipe, but I think it is better if you double the bacon and omit the vegetable oil. Next time, I also will take the suggestion of dipping out the bacon before adding the cabbage and onio...

Oh the memories this dish brings back! I am a southern girl who practicaly grew up on this stuff, but haven't made it for my family because we try to stay away from fried food as much as possibl...

I agree, omit the oil and maybe some extra bacon, but I have always added splash of red wine vinegar to fried cabbage and use brown sugar for the white. It seems to add that little something. I ...

Great recipe! I took the advice of others: I eliminated the vegetable oil, doubled the bacon, and removed the bacon before adding the cabbage and onion, and returned it when the cabbage was almo...

This brings back fond memories of my mama's kitchen. Cheap, too, especially in the spring. I did make a few changes - left out the oil and used just the bacon drippings. Left out the onions. Rem...

Loved this recipe. My hubby loves southern comfort food, but it takes so long to prepare. I tried this recipe hoping to have "southern" cabbage and cut down on the cooking time. It worked! T...

Super easy and very delicious. I didn't use the oil but used the fat from the bacon which I think gives the recipe more flavor. You can also cook some wide egg noddles and mix the cabbage with ...