Southern Style Fried Cabbage Recipe

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Southern Style Fried Cabbage Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on May 15, 2024

This Southern Style Fried Cabbage recipe is a classic American side dish that is savory, sweet, and full of flavor. With just a few ingredients and simple preparation, this dish is a perfect addition to any meal.


  • 1 head of cabbage, chopped
  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup of chicken broth


  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the skillet.
  2. Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and sauté until translucent.
  3. Add the chopped cabbage to the skillet and stir well. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Season the cabbage with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir in the chicken broth.
  5. Cover the skillet and cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender.
  6. Top the fried cabbage with the crispy bacon before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Fried cabbage is a traditional Southern dish that is often served alongside fried chicken or barbecue.
  • Cabbage is a versatile and budget-friendly vegetable that is packed with nutrients like vitamin C and fiber.
  • This recipe can be easily customized by adding in other veggies like bell peppers or carrots.