Fried cabbage with bacon is a classic southern soul food dish that is full of flavor and perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or almost any holiday gathering. With a few ingredients and simple steps this is an ideal recipe to cook to for a company potluck, weeknight dinner or just because. This is an easy vegetable recipe that is low-carb, keto and paleo friendly.
What is purple cabbage good for?
First off, cabbage is so very good to eat, both raw and cooked! According to the Farmer’s Almanac, cabbage has numerous health benefits including reducing inflammation, aiding in weight loss, improving digestion and so much more! I’ve always loved fried cabbage — when its done right! A standard soul food classic, I’ve always looked forward to this dish at family gatherings and holidays. But all fried cabbage is not created equal! I’ve had it when it has been too watery, cooked to death and not salted accurately, so I had to take matters into my own hands. Although fried cabbage is commonly made with green cabbage, I’ve taken a liking to making it with organic purple cabbage with all of its wonderful phytochemicals, antioxidants and other nutrients, vitamins and minerals. This recipe recommends using a clean meat source for the bacon, Snake River Farms American Korubata Bacon, as it is some the most delicious bacon I have ever tasted and is also ethically raised ad produced.
When to make fried cabbage?
Anytime you’re hungry! I’ve been making this recipe for years and besides a holiday favorite, it is a weekly staple in my household. I often make a big pot of it and take it for lunch along with other greens and a protein. This recipe is easy, the end result freezes well and can be made vegan style also! Fried cabbage is also highly versatile and and be added to salads, sandwiches and dips! This dish is a perfect accompaniment to my Blackened Ribeye Steak!