Gourmet Delight: Exploring the Savory Symphony of Fried Cabbage with Bacon

Indulge in a culinary journey with our irresistible Fried Cabbage with Bacon recipe, where every ingredient shines in perfect harmony. At the heart of this dish lies the rich, smoky flavor of diced bacon, sizzling to crispy perfection in a large skillet. As the bacon renders its golden fat, it imparts a depth of flavor that forms the foundation of this savory masterpiece. But it’s not just about the bacon – it’s about the symphony of flavors that unfold as each component melds seamlessly together.

Enter the star of the show: white cabbage, chopped into bite-sized pieces and ready to soak up all the deliciousness. Paired with fragrant onions and pungent garlic, the cabbage begins its transformation, slowly softening and caramelizing in the remaining bacon fat. The result? A medley of textures that range from tender to slightly crispy, with layers of flavor that deepen with every passing minute.

But we’re not done yet – a pinch of red pepper flakes adds a subtle kick, awakening the palate and adding a touch of warmth to each bite. As the cabbage and onions continue to cook, their natural sweetness emerges, complemented by the savory notes of the bacon. It’s a dance of flavors that captivates the senses, drawing you in with each enticing aroma that fills the kitchen.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we introduce a duo of tangy delights: Some Like It Hot Mustard and apple cider vinegar. These two ingredients add a zesty punch that cuts through the richness of the dish, balancing the flavors and leaving a lingering brightness on the palate. Finished with a generous sprinkle of ground pepper, our Fried Cabbage with Bacon is a culinary masterpiece that’s sure to become a staple in your recipe repertoire. So gather your ingredients, fire up the skillet, and prepare to be transported to flavor paradise with every satisfying bite.

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Bacon and Cabbage Saute

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 4


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  • 4 ounces bacon, diced
  • 8 cups white cabbage, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Some Like It Hot Mustard
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ground pepper


  1. In a large skillet fry the bacon until crisp, remove the bacon and all except for 1 tbsp of bacon fat.
  2. Add the cabbage, onions, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt, cook over medium high heat, stirring until the cabbage and onions have softened and some of the cabbage has begun to turn golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the mustard, cider vinegar, bacon and black pepper, heat through.
  • Category: sides, vegetables, recipes