Note: Fried Cabbage can be a side dish, main dish, hot or mild, elegant or rustic. You can add ingredients like peppers and/ or onions, apples or potatoes. This is the most basic form, but be creative
Medium means the most solid part of the cabbage. Get as much or as little dark leafy green as you like. Get a little crazy and buy a red one too!
Chop and rinse your cabbage. You can cut it however you want, I like it shredded (not slaw thin but at the same party). Organic folks may want to use a salad spinner ............ Just sayin'
Big skillet means just that BIG SKILLET! If you don't have one cook in batches lest you endeavor to enjoy cabbage soup. Ha Put on medium heat while you chop your bacon.
Chop your bacon close to the size of your cabbage and toss it in the skillet with the olive oil. You only need the oil if your bacon is super meaty like mine ( how I roll) Fattier bacon less oil.
Cook bacon until lightly crispy. And remove all but a tbsp of the oil. DON'T USE FRESH OIL - you want that daydream evoking bacon flavor, okay? ................................. Okay!
Place back on the heat - put raw cabbage on the bacon.
Yeah put it all in! Smash it down! What? Yes you can!
Add your spices, salt, pepper etc. Cover for like 5 minutes
This is where you should be at half mass.
Give her a toss and spread all that meaty goodness around. Your nose should be giving you high fives right now.
I know you want to drink it but you'll only feel shame later .... Just sayin'. We're going to cook all that liquid out by raising the heat to med/ high.
And BOOM. Fried Cabbage. It actually goes quicker than this Snap-guide. Ha
Enjoy. We'll talk about that Potato Crusted Cod Loin later.
Substitutions Pork Bacon - Beef Bacon, Pork/Beef/ Chicken sausage. Just remember the less fat your meat has the more oil you add never to exceed 2 tbsp.