Fried Cabbage Bacon

Is cooking the ultimate bastion of flavors or eating raw has its strongholds too? Let’s make fried cabbage bacon and see which rules!

Cabbage is always surprisingly tasty for those who aren’t used to have it raw. The subtle sweetness and quickly spreading water content on the tongue creates a refreshingly delightful experience anytime a chance allows us to steal a bite while preparing it for a meal.

Is cabbage best raw?

We generally discard its tough core without a second thought but anyone who ever spent some time in the kitchen, uninvitingly messing around while someone prepared a cabbage meal knows that the leaves around the core are the most precious part of the raw cabbage.

Not like the rest of the leaves laying onto each other, forming the cabbage head would fall out of the circle of appreciation, but near the core where the leaves got thicker, juicier and crunchier, we are offered a glimpse into the hidden power of the vegetable kingdom, bite after bite.

How to slice cabbage?

Curiously, those thicker parts can be enjoyed raw but when cooked or roasted they loose their magic and don’t provide the same excitement. Even worse, thick cabbage bits in a dish are generally looked down on, and attributed as the failure of the chef, either removing the thick parts or properly slicing them up.

It seems that to protect cabbage’s reputation and our own, we have to put some effort in slicing up the cabbage into fairly equal pieces. Anyone, familiar with a rolling technique and owner of an intimidatingly sharp knife, can successfully manage to carry out such tasks.

Luckily, those who aren’t well equipped with such tools or skills can manage slicing up cabbages with a simple mandoline slicer. Also, we can simply lock our pride into the cupboard (right next to all the failed pizzas that we ate anyway) and use our half-heartedly sharpened knives to chop the cabbage up roughly into some sort of squares.

Is the fried cabbage bacon the best?

Either way, a meal based on cabbage, will not only delight but satisfy those who care to take part in it. Especially if we care enough to beef up or rather pork up the dish with some bacon. In a blink of an eye or rather in about 20 minutes, we can create a delicious dish that not only keeps us going but healthy and tasty too.

If anyone has ever heard of fried cabbage sausage or kielbasa then fried cabbage bacon will be spookily similar to it. In fact, it’s the same dish, only the kielbasa sausage is replaced with bacon slices.

This, of course doesn’t mean the fried cabbage bacon isn’t a fully fledged meal that doesn’t deserve a spot in the hall of tasty meals. Anyone, who ever loved bacon or cabbage in the world, can join under one flag now and celebrate the union of two such epic ingredients.

Is there more beyond bacon?

Although bacon is widely available all around the world, it’s good to know that in case of emergency, we can use another bit of pork to create this iconic dish quickly. Despite the lack of smoke, a couple of pork belly slices, pancetta or guanciale will serve to top our fried cabbage, just as well as any bacon would do.

As always, while we are preparing our meal, we can enrich the experience with various modifications like swapping the cabbage with sauerkraut, adding pork, chicken or sprinkling paprika all over the cabbage.

Some of these things will take the dish to a whole new level while others just add a layer of excitement to an unsurprisingly tasty meal.Fried Cabbage Bacon Recipe - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 8 oz / 100g Bacon/Pancetta/Guanciale (sliced)
  • 2 heads / 300g Onion (diced)
  • 2lb / 1000g Cabbage (diced)
  • Salt to taste

How to make Fried cabbage bacon

  1. Slice up the bacon/pancetta/guanciale. The more fat it has, the better it would be.Bacon Pancetta guanciale -gp- SunCakeMom
  2. On medium heat, render the fat out.Bacon Pancetta guanciale -gp- SunCakeMom
  3. Increase the heat. Mix in the diced up onion and saute until the onion gets a glassy / translucent look for about 5 minutes.Bacon Pancetta guanciale onion -gp- SunCakeMom
  4. Lower the heat to medium to low and slowly caramelize the onions for about 10 -15 minutes.Bacon Pancetta guanciale onion -gp- SunCakeMom
  5. Meanwhile the onions are getting fried, cut the cabbage up.Fried Cabbage Bacon Recipe - SunCakeMom
  6. Increase the heat to high then mix in the diced up cabbage with the onion and bacon.Fried Cabbage Bacon Recipe - SunCakeMom
  7. Keep stirring the cabbage to prevent it to burn down until it collapses and fry through for about 5 – 10 minutes.Fried Cabbage Bacon Recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

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Fried Cabbage Bacon Recipe

Is cooking the ultimate bastion of flavors or eating raw has its strongholds too? Let's make fried cabbage bacon and see which rules!
Course Low Carb Meal, Main Course, Meal
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 235kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Bacon/Pancetta/Guanciale sliced
  • 2 heads Onion diced
  • 2 lb Cabbage diced
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Slice up the bacon/pancetta/guanciale. The more fat it has, the better it would be.
    Bacon Pancetta guanciale -gp- SunCakeMom
  • On medium heat, render the fat out.
    Bacon Pancetta guanciale -gp- SunCakeMom
  • Increase the heat. Mix in the diced up onion and saute until the onion gets a glassy / translucent look for about 5 minutes. Add more fat or oil if neccessary.
    Bacon Pancetta guanciale onion -gp- SunCakeMom
  • Lower the heat to medium to low and slowly caramelize the onions for about 10 -15 minutes.
    Bacon Pancetta guanciale onion -gp- SunCakeMom
  • Meanwhile the onions are getting fried, cut the cabbage up.
    Fried Cabbage Bacon Recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Increase the heat to high then mix in the diced up cabbage with the onion and bacon.
    Fried Cabbage Bacon Recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Keep stirring the cabbage to prevent it to burn down until it collapses and fry through for about 5 - 10 minutes.
    Fried Cabbage Bacon Recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 235kcal (12%) | Carbohydrates: 11g (4%) | Protein: 8g (16%) | Fat: 18g (28%) | Saturated Fat: 6g (38%) | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg (10%) | Sodium: 333mg (14%) | Potassium: 399mg (11%) | Fiber: 5g (21%) | Sugar: 6g (7%) | Vitamin A: 195IU (4%) | Vitamin C: 66mg (80%) | Calcium: 75mg (8%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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