SOUTHERN FRIED CABBAGE – The Southern Girl Cooks

This southern fried cabbage makes an awesome facet dish, or simply add a few of our cornbread and make a meal out of it. If you happen to’ve by no means tried this fried cabbage, we are able to’t advocate it sufficient. Truthfully, when it hits the dinner desk….simply give me a fork and get out of the way in which. It’s THAT good! I really feel like individuals actually underestimate cabbage. It’s such a flexible vegetable and a staple in our houses.


  • bacon, cooked crisp
  • bacon drippings
  • butter
  • onion, peeled and chopped
  • inexperienced pepper, chopped (can use a mixture of each purple and inexperienced)
  • minced garlic
  • small head cabbage, chopped
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • Cajun seasoning, (elective)
  • rooster broth
  • paprika

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Southern Fried Cabbage


  • This dish makes about six servings and will simply be doubled for a bigger group or household dinner.
  • Here is a recipe to make your own Cajun seasoning. If you happen to don’t like Cajun seasoning, you’ll be able to definitely go away it out and add the seasonings you take pleasure in.
  • You could possibly simply make this dish with smoked sausage, polish sausage, rooster sausage, or smoked turkey.
  • I’ve by no means tried this dish with turkey bacon, however you might definitely strive it. If you happen to don’t have bacon grease, simply add a bit extra butter. You may also go away the bacon out.
  • We make Southern fried cabbage in a forged iron skillet. Simply be sure you use a non-stick pan for one of the best outcomes.

Southern Fried Cabbage


  • This dish must be saved in an hermetic container within the fridge. It would preserve for 4-5 days.
  • Simply warmth it up within the microwave or toss it again right into a skillet and warmth it via.
  • I’ve been recognized to warmth this up the subsequent day and serve it with a fried egg over it for breakfast. Give it a strive!

“OMG. The Southern Fried Cabbage is SOOOOOO good. I served it with Sweet cornbread, as a result of that’s the model my husband loves. I like your recipes and check out one thing new every week.”-Sharon


Southern Fried Cabbage

This recipe is one your loved ones will love. Tremendous straightforward to make and the proper facet dish. 

Prep Time15 minutes

Cook dinner Time20 minutes

Whole Time35 minutes

Course: Facet Dish

Delicacies: American, southern

Key phrase: straightforward facet dish, southern cabbage

Servings: 6 servings

Writer: The Southern Girl Cooks

  • 4 to six slices of bacon cooked crisp
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium candy inexperienced pepper chopped (can use a mixture of each purple and inexperienced)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 small head cabbage chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (elective)
  • 1 cup rooster broth
  • paprika
  • Cook dinner bacon till crisp, take away from pan and drain on paper towel. Set bacon apart. Take away extra bacon drippings from pan reserving 2 tablespoons. Soften 2 tablespoons of butter into the bacon drippings in your pan

  • Add chopped onion, peppers, minced garlic, chopped cabbage, salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning and rooster broth to pan. Cook dinner on medium low warmth, coated for 15 to twenty minutes till cabbage reaches the consistency of softness you want. Some individuals like their cabbage form of crispy whereas others prefer it nicely achieved. Take away from warmth, crumble bacon on prime, sprinkle with paprika. Makes about 6 servings.


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