We always have cabbage twice a year in our house. On New Years Day and also on Saint Patrick's Day. For New Years, cabbage represents money, aka prosperity.
We always stick to tradition. and have Black Eyed Peas and Cabbage for dinner. My husband will eat the black eyed peas, but wont touch the cabbage. Me, I love them both.
I actually kind of look forward to both holidays that we have cabbage because it's the one day that I never ever have to fight over food LOL.
For Saint Patrick's Day the traditional meal is Corned Beef & Cabbage. Were not big corned beef eaters in our house, but this cabbage recipe can be served with chicken, ham, smoked sausage or pork chops as well.
One of my favorites is with smoked pork chops. What ever meal you choose to serve your cabbage with I'm sure it will be fabulous. I hope you enjoy this recipe for a simple Southern Style Pan Fried Cabbage.
Serve with Hoppin John or Southern Black-Eyed Peas
Southern Pan Fried Cabbage
3 - 4 - slices bacon, chopped
1/4 - cup vegetable oil
1 - teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 - teaspoon ground black pepper
1 - head cabbage, cored and sliced or cubed
1 - small onion, chopped
1/2 - cup water
1 - pinch white sugar
2 - beef bouillon cubes crushed or granules
Place the bacon and vegetable oil into a large pot over medium heat.
Cook for about 5 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.
Add cabbage, onion, sugar, salt, pepper, water and crushed bouillon cubes to the pot; cook and stir the cabbage as it cooks.
Cook until tender but still crisp. I cooked mine about 10 - 15 minutes on medium heat.