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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Fried Cabbage

This way of cooking cabbage is so delicious.  But beware-it is NOT for the faint of heart!  If bacon grease, sausage or butter scares you, this may not be for you.  But if you think those ingredients make anything better-read on.  You must remember that we Southern Belles can take any perfectly good for you vegetable and make it kill you!  Here's what you will need:

1 large head of cabbage cut up how ever you like it
Bacon-1/2 pack cut into small pieces
link sausage-1/2 lb. cut up
1 large onion diced
1 red, yellow, or orange bell pepper or a combination of these diced
1/4 stick of butter
salt and pepper, Old Bay seasoning, red pepper flakes

In a large skillet with a lid, cook bacon until crisp, when it is about half way done add sausage, butter, onions and bell peppers.  Cook until the fat is rendered out of the meat and the veggies are tender.  DO NOT DRAIN.  OK. If you feel it's too much-drain some.  Start adding cabbage until skillet is full and put the lid on.  Let the cabbage cook down some, stir and add more cabbage.  Do this until all the cabbage is in the skillet.  Add spices to taste.  Stir well coating all the cabbage with all that greasy, buttery goodness.  Continue cooking until cooked as soft as you like it.  You do not want water from the cabbage in the pot.  If it gets water in it take the lid off the pot and let it cook away.  Best if you can make ahead and sit on the stove for a little while.  Stir well before serving.  Try not to eat it all yourself.  Share!

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