Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Fried Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms

Christmas Eve Confession: I'm Southern. I love fried things and I love cabbage. And, here in the South, we fry our cabbage. 

Usually, cabbage is fried with bacon or bacon fat, sometimes with a little bit of cider vinegar to offset that cruciferous bitterness that cabbage can sometimes have. This version adds mushrooms for a little bit of richness, which goes BEAUTIFULLY with bacon fat. 

Remember, kids, the first rule of Bacon Club is: ALWAYS SAVE YOUR BACON FAT.

For the vegetarians/vegans, feel free to omit the bacon and substitute butter (or olive oil for vegan) for the bacon fat. I promise it will still taste great! 

Fried Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms
adapted from All Recipes

6 slices bacon
1/2 head cabbage, chopped
1 small sweet onion, finely chopped
1 8oz package button mushrooms, chopped
Salt & pepper

Cook the bacon until browned and crispy. Remove from heat and drain the bacon on paper towels. Reserve 2-3 Tbsp of bacon drippings. 

Add the cabbage, onion and mushrooms to the bacon drippings. Cook, stirring over medium-high heat, for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and lightly browned. 

Crumble the cooked bacon and return it to the skillet. Season to taste with salt and pepper.



  1. I love fried cabbage. I cook mine with bacon and onions...I will have to try it with mushrooms.

    1. Please let me know how you like it!