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4.38 from 8 votes

Irish Fried Cabbage with Bacon

Irish Fried Cabbage and Bacon is a simple recipe that's pan-fried in bacon grease and loaded up with bacon pieces and onion and seasoned with brown sugar, salt, and pepper.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a deep cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 4 to 6 minutes. Use a slotted spatula to remove the bacon pieces and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Add the diced onion to the bacon drippings and cook until translucent, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add shredded cabbage to the pan and toss to coat. Add in brown sugar, salt, and pepper and cook until cabbage is tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add the bacon back to the cabbage and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Serve hot and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.

Notes

Brown sugar can be left out if desired. 
Leftover boiled cabbage can also be used, reduce cooking time. 
This recipe is common in many regions with many variations, this one is mine.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 28.4mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.5mg