Ahhhh, the smell of cabbage fried in bacon grease never fails to remind me of my grandmother.
Perhaps because, when I was little, she was the only adult I knew who actually used traditional, animal fats.
Sadly I grew up in the margarine era.
I’m trying to correct that now though by enjoying mountains of butter, lashings of bacon fat and gallons of coconut oil.
And I’ve never felt better!
This cabbage was a side dish to our Sunday evening roast chicken dinner. I used streaky bacon but go with whatever your preference is.
Bacon is a very forgiving foodstuff and the plethora of internet memes have right – it really does make everything better.
Garlicky Red Cabbage with Bacon (serves 2)
- 1/4 red cabbage, shredded
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 rashers/slices of bacon
- 1/4 large, white onion, finely chopped
- Fry the bacon in a large frying pan until crispy. Remove from the pan (preserving the fat) and cut into small pieces, set aside.
- Add the shredded cabbage to the bacon fat, turn the heat down to low and toss in the onion. Stir and let saute for 10-15 minutes until the cabbage is soft.
- Transfer the bacon bits back to the pan, stir once more and serve immediately.
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