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Fried cabbage
« on: October 15, 2019, 12:34:18 am »
Fried Cabbage

Another old time dish that is seldom seen today, it is a simple dish, quick to fix, cheap and adds variety.  It can just be fried on it's own or some cured pork and/or onions add to it.

This has always been a hit when I make it, most times there are people who have never tried it.  Like most of my recipes they are not meant to be exact, but just a guide.  I normally make it with bacon and just use the bacon grease to fry it, but other similar meat would be fine.

Let's call this for 8-10, sounds like a lot for that size but my friends tend to snarf this up and come for seconds.  To fry it a 15" skillet, 14" deep or shallow oven or a 12" deep, one needs plenty of room because it needs a lot of stirring.

2 fairly large heads of cabbage
1-2 onions
About a 1/2 pound of bacon or other cured pork
Extra lard or butter for frying if needed
Salt and pepper

Chop the bacon and fry it, drain enough grease off to have about 3/16 of an inch in the bottom.  Other meats may need some lard added.

While the bacon is frying you can chop the cabbage up, size is not a big deal, and of course do the onion if using.

Put the cabbage and onion in the dutch oven or skillet, season to taste and fry and turn/stir often to keep from burning. 

When the cabbage is all soft and lightly browned it is ready to serve.

« Last Edit: October 15, 2019, 12:35:54 am by Delmonico »
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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 02:33:21 am »
I have to try this one out soon!

Does Red Cabbage work equally well?

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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2019, 03:47:57 am »
Yep.

Do be cautious at first, it does have an effect on some people, don't wander far for the first couple hours just in case. ;)
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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2019, 09:41:44 am »
My dad would fry up the leftover cabbage, ham and potatoes the day after we had ham and cabbage for dinner. He used a big cast iron skillet, don?t ever remember him using fresh cabbage. It was a good dinner.
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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 04:02:25 pm »
Would you consider throwing in some link sausage ?   Italian sausage, bratwurst maybe ?
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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 04:36:25 pm »
Pig is always yummy!   
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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2019, 06:37:03 pm »
Any of it, have made it with ham, different sausage and even smoked hog jowls.
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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2019, 08:08:53 pm »
I personally love Red cabbage and incorporate it into what I loosely call "stir fry".

only barely on topic... Del have you ever heard of a cabbage poltice?
chopped cabbage politice seems to have the power to draw toxins out of the skin.

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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2019, 09:39:22 pm »
Have heard of it, you know you can use red cabbage as litmus paper.
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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2019, 02:29:42 am »
Have heard of it, you know you can use red cabbage as litmus paper.

I knew that?

I did not know that I knew that!

let the kitchen laboratory experiments begin!

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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2019, 03:56:23 am »
The secret to really good Danish Red Cabbage is a generous dollop of Currant Jelly. Red Cabbage is one of our Thanksgiving staples. (My daughter now adds julienned apple strips to the family recipe.)


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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2019, 08:36:35 am »
I like  Red Cabbage I buy Aunt Nellie' brand


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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2019, 02:13:41 pm »
Okay, am a chemist, so I did know about the cabbage/litmus paper.   I recall doing that with boy scouts when I was in college and we did a Saturday event to qualify them for merit badges. 

Cabbage has been cooked in my family a plethora of ways.   We fried it with bacon, apples and onion, then added red wine vinegar and sugar.   I do that pretty regular still but have moved to honey as I think it tastes better in the sweet/sour mix.   Also when I decide I will ignore my allergies and eat a potato or two, I do fried potatoes, onions, cabbage and some chopped corned beef, this works well with yucca root, which is a starch that does not trigger my allergies, just needs a splash of vinegar to compensate for the sweeter nature of the yucca.   Oh man my mouth is watering now.   Strong German roots on both sides of family and everyone had loads of cabbage plants in the garden.  It was a big summer/fall dish.   
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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2019, 02:18:22 pm »
I like  Red Cabbage I buy Aunt Nellie' brand


Del have you made Bacon Collards ?

Yep and I have made collard Kim chee.
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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2019, 03:34:05 pm »
I had a fellow working for me who was 1/2 Korean ( Father was a US serviceman Mother was South Korean )

Tone made traditional Kimchi from his Mother/Grandmothers version ?.. WAY to HOT for me
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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2019, 04:05:01 pm »
Basically there are a few thousand versions of Kim chee.  I get stuff that is in the cabbage mustard family and build from there.  I really like it when it's cauliflower based.
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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2019, 06:36:26 pm »

Growing up, a regular item on my mother's menu was fried cabbage and noodles. She'd cook the noodles and then fry the cabbage and noodles in bacon grease. Served with vinegar and bread with grape jelly. It just tasted better with the bread with grape jelly. I guess a sweet and sour thing.









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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2019, 09:42:18 pm »
I've heard of the fried cabbage and noodles, never tried it, got a post on making them.
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Re: Fried cabbage
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2019, 12:19:26 pm »
Here?s a Martini Cadet cabbage. MOC==minute of cabbage.
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Re: Fried cabbage
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