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Southern Fried Cabbage


Bacon and onion form the flavor base of this simple Southern dish of sautéed cabbage. Great as a side dish to pork chops or fried chicken.

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  • 3 slices bacon, cut into thirds
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 head cabbage, cored and sliced
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 pinch white sugar


Servings 6
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 15mins
Adapted from


Step 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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