Don’s Southern Fried Cabbage is sweet and tangy. Like most Southern recipes, it includes vinegar and sugar. And it’s scrumptious.
Southern Fried Cabbage
Don here. Being from the South, Southern Fried Cabbage is one of my specialties. Like most of my family’s recipes, a little sugar helps it along. This recipe also includes vinegar to make it tangy. When Lois makes her Northern Fried Cabbage, she leaves these ingredients out. I only cook the cabbage until it is still a little bit crisp, but warmed through, and we can be eating it in 30 minutes.
Both fried cabbage recipes are tasty. And cabbage is one of those vegetables you should eat often because it has such terrific health benefits.
What You Need
For this recipe you need a good knife, cutting board, measuring spoons and a heavy bottomed skillet. Buy the best you can afford and you’ll never be sorry. We love our nutmeg grinder. It makes such a difference in the flavor to freshly grind the spice.
Southern Fried Cabbage Recipe
Southern Fried Cabbage
This 30-minute Southern Fried Cabbage is tangy, sweet and crunchy.
- 1/2 head green cabbage (or purple)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons sugar (you can cut this in half and it will still be terrific)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or balsamic vinegar)
- Salt & pepper to taste (I use about 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper)
- Freshly ground nutmeg (to garnish)
Slice the cabbage into 1-inch strips, and then cut them in half or into bite-sized pieces.
Heat the oil in a skillet until hot and add the cabbage. Stir to coat the cabbage with oil.
Add the vinegar and sprinkle the suga over the top of the cabbage.
- Stir frequently to prevent burning and fry it until it is tender but still crisp.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
When serving, grind a little fresh nutmeg on top.
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Recipe Nutrition Information
This recipe is GF, DF, NF (contains nutmeg), SF, EF, CF (use sea salt), V, VG*
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not
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