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Southern Fried Cabbage Recipe

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This recipe is from HolidaysCentral's 2012 Oscar's Best Picture Inspired Menu, where you can get the full menu and other fun holiday ideas. If you have never tried Southern fried cabbage, you are in for a wonderful treat! Crispy, tender and flavorful, southern fried cabbage will change just about anyone into a cabbage lover. This deliciously addictive side dish is perfect for celebrating Best Picture Nominee, The Help, because it is such a traditional Southern comfort staple food. And, is so very simple to make so you can focus on the Oscars and not the kitchen.
  Cabbage 1 Medium
  Onion 1 , diced
  Bacon 1⁄2 Pound
  Garlic 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), minced
  Packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Fry the bacon and reserve the bacon drippings. Then remove core from the cabbage, slicing the cabbage into thin strips. Pour the bacon drippings into a large deep skillet. Heat the drippings over medium-low heat and then add the onion and garlic. Cook until lightly browned. Add the brown sugar and sliced cabbage. Crumble the bacon and add to the cabbage mixture. Cook the cabbage about 10-15 minutes until the cabbage is wilted. Add salt and pepper and serve.

Alternatively you could combine all of the ingredients and add them to a slow cooker. First cook in the slow cooker on high for 30 min and then set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours or until crispy-tender. Serves 4.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 980 Calories from Fat 247

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44.3%

Saturated Fat 10.3 g51.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 60 mg20%

Sodium 1252.9 mg52.2%

Total Carbohydrates 164 g54.6%

Dietary Fiber 15.5 g62.2%

Sugars 131.8 g

Protein 26 g52.4%

Vitamin A 9.9% Vitamin C 339.6%

Calcium 38.7% Iron 22.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Southern Fried Cabbage Recipe Recipe