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Is fried cabbage and bacon a good meal?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (16073points) October 5th, 2018

I’m interested in them now. What about cabbage and tomato soup? I might go shopping for cabbage and tomato soup and cook some side bacon that is not smoked.

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Yellowdog's avatar

Some things go together well that nobody ever thought of.

But bacon and fried cabbage seems like it would be excellent—may try it myself. Not sure how Tomato Soup would add anything,

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Sounds good to me. It’s not an impediment to me, but cooking cabbage makes fumes. I’d have a good extractor fan going or open windows.

kritiper's avatar

I’d try it with a smidge of apple cider vinegar.

zenvelo's avatar

Sure, it goes well. You cook the cabbage in the bacon grease.

flutherother's avatar

Boiled cabbage and potato leftovers can be delicious when fried. I expect adding a little bacon would make it even tastier.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Sounds good to me. But, don’t cook the whole package of bacon at one time. Cook only 3 or 4 slices at a time. See if you can make the package last a week.
It will be better for your wallet and your body.

snowberry's avatar

I am not much of a cook because I can’t taste. Cooking in general sort of freaks me out, but even I can handle this recipe. Many of the fried cabbage recipes are high in sugar, but I make it without the sugar and it’s awesome. My husband likes it, and it doesn’t have a lot of grease unless you choose to put it in there.

I fry bacon until crispy and crumble it. I drain off the grease, then I add cut up onions and cook them in the grease that’s left until they are golden brown. I chop up the cabbage until it is in bite-size pieces and dump it in on top. I let it steam until the cabbage is wilted (add a little water if necessary), and stir everything together. Serve.

This is a very forgiving recipe, meaning you really don’t need to measure anything. If you’re extra fond of onions, put in more. If you want lots of bacon, go to town with it.

Kardamom's avatar

I eat boat loads of fermented cabbage in the form of kimchi, and sauerkraut.

Vegan Kimchi Recipe:

Sauerkraut Recipe:

LadyMarissa's avatar

Have you ever tried Cabbage Soup with finely chopped Bacon???
Irish Bacon & Cabbage Soup

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Got a quarter of purple cabbage and am cooking a small amount first to avoid constipation. Am frying up 3 slices of not smoked side bacon. Will tell Fluther an update when done.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Was delicious. Pharmacy told me 20 minutes ago not to eat cabbage anymore, including sauerkraut, because it speeds up my medication. I’m allowed to eat what I cooked but not to make anymore. Will chuck a little $1.69 head of purple cabbage in the trash seeing that my neighbours might have similar conflicts. I thought I had a short cut to saving money and eating well.

Adagio's avatar

Just be prepared for lots of gas/flatulence/farting, you can’t avoid it with cabbage.

zenvelo's avatar

I thought I had a short cut to saving money and eating well.

It might be a way to save money (although bacon is expensive), but it isn’t quite eating well. A nice side dish, but not a healthy of sufficient meal.

Kardamom's avatar

I agree with @zenvelo.

Let’s try this again. Eating healthy food on a budget:

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@all turns out that cabbage interferes with my medication. Good thing that I caught it before I kept getting ill. Explains plenty. I can’t have Brussel sprouts either.

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