Make This Southern "Fried" Cabbage Recipe for New Year's Day (Show Me the Money) by Donna John

Vegetables Side Dishes
10 months ago

Make This Southern "Fried" Cabbage Recipe for New Year's Day (Show Me the Money)

Think cabbage is boring and bland? Well, then you haven’t tried southern “fried” cabbage loaded with bacon and onions. This easy fried cabbage recipe will make a cabbage lover out of you. 

Want to make it vegetarian? Simply leave out the bacon and sauté the onions in a little butter. This simple skillet cabbage recipe is a keeper and a quick side dish for all sorts of proteins. 

Fun Fact: It's said that if you eat cabbage for the new year it'll bring you money. Couldn't hurt to try, right?

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 8


  • 1 head cabbage, core removed and cut in strips or chopped
  • 3 - 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Tabasco sauce (optional)
  • butter (optional)

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Cook the bacon in a large pot until crispy. Add the onion and cook a few minutes to soften.
  2. Add the cabbage and about 1 cup of water. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat until cabbage is very soft, about 30 minutes, stirring often. Add a little more water if it all cooks out before the cabbage is done.
  3. When cabbage soft, uncover and cook until all the water has cooked out.
  4. Throw in a couple tablespoons or so of butter and Tabasco sauce right at the end, if using. (I put lots of Tabasco in mine, especially if I leave out the bacon.) Re-season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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Candy Stephens
This makes me wish I liked cabbage ;)
Elisa Schmitz
What a great tradition (and tasty, too)!
I want to know miss wonderful expert cook how you put this all together as a different vegetables I can use within this dish is it on one kind of bacon I'm sorry to sound so anal I just want to know how to to kind of kind of add live this if I can uplift this I want to put the ingredients together and see how it works and it looks really delicious so if this is a side dish or main dish I need to read more of the recipe I apologize every time I see the recipes that you illustrate in the others I get so excited I'm thinking oh boy this looks great so if you have any tips about this as well I appreciate it and how long can you store it keep it it shouldn't be put in the freezer thank you

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