7/10/09

Cabbage with Bacon and Onions

Hi, guys and girls. I'm home for the 3rd day in a row...still sneezing, coughing, etc: not a pretty picture!

But in the meantime, I thought I'd share with you a super easy recipe for Cabbage with Bacon and Onions. This dish came about because I had a head of cabbage sitting in the fridge and a few strips of bacon: voila!

Ingredients
5 bacon slices, cut into pieces
1/4 onion, thinly sliced
1 head cabbage, quartered, core removed, thinly sliced
salt & pepper to taste
optional:
soy sauce, hot sauce, mustard

cabbage with bacon and onionsDirections
1. Heat the pan. Add bacon and onions and cook for 8 minutes. If there is a lot of fat on the bottom of the pan, remove some of it.
2. Add cabbage, mix with onions and bacon, cover the pan and cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add 1/3 cup water, mix everything together, cover and cook for 3 to 10 minutes, depending on how soft you want the cabbage to be.
4. At this point you can add soy sauce, hot sauce, mustard, or just eat as is.
5. Serves 4 people.

cabbage with bacon and onionsThis was a very easy dish to prepare, yet packed with flavor!

1) How do you cook your cabbage?
2) What do you think of these new large photos? Too much?

17 comments:

Miss Belle said...

Hope you get to feeling better!

I like to broil my cabbage with a little butter and balsamic vinegar....but I am going to try your recipe as soon as I get a cabbage. It looks yummy!

I like the large photos....not too much.

Mary said...

I hope you feel better soon. I love the large pictures. As to cabbage, I saute, bake, braise or eat raw. Not very helpful I know.

Elra said...

You poor darling.... hope you feel better soon.

Bacon and cabbage will make me feel better for real! Haven't told you this, but bacon is my favorite treat.

Sophie said...

I hope you are feeling better soon,...

I love your cabbage recipe: something for these rainy days, we are having!

I love cabbage with mashed potatoes & sausages: stoemp as we say in Belgium!
I also like cabbage stir fried with onions, bacon , cream,etc!

Megan said...

I think I usually only make cabbage for St. Patrick's Day. I saute it with butter and onions. I love it, so I'm not sure why I don't make it more.

I make Brussels sprouts with bacon and shallots... similar to this recipe... and they're in the same family. :)

Pics look great!

s. stockwell said...

Cabbage and Brussels sprouts are used for detox in ayurveda healing? I'm not sure about the bacon? Hope you are better? Best from Montecito. s

Alida said...

I cook it the same way you do and I have also used ham when I didn't have any bacon!

I love the pic size!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Feel better!

Laila said...

Hey Olga!!
This is Laila saying hi, and that i enjoyed reading these lovely posts.
Thanks,
Laila :)

Junglefrog said...

O you poor girl still feeling ill... :) At least you still have some food to play around with! I like the bigger photos... But then I think photos can never be too big! Well... ok maybe.. but yours are good like this!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Oh wow - Olga, this looks fantastic!! YUM!
Sure hope you're feeling better soon though!
Karla & Karrie

Chow and Chatter said...

get well soon this sounds great

Melissa said...

Drink some Lemon tea...or lemon something. =) I hope you get feeling better soon! Your cabbage dish has a German hint to it, I like it! And the pictures, I like them bigger, you get more detail.

♥peachkins♥ said...

Get well soon Olga!

Lve the dish and love the bigger photos!!

Karen said...

Actually making some braised red cabbage this weekend to go with Hungarian goulash. Hope you get feeling better soon. :)

Sasha said...

I don't cook with cabbage a lot which is weird because I love it but my mom does. She basically does what you do except for the bacon. And towards the end she adds a tablespoon of tomato paste or some plain old ketchup. It adds a really nice slightly acidic flavor.

And I love the photos - the bigger, the better!

HoneyB said...

Cabbage is one of our favorite things...I love stirfrying it with some onion, carrot, garlic and adding noodles & butter...yummm...now we can add bacon!