Southern Fried Cabbage

Simple, tasty, and ramped up with garlic and bacon. It’s ready in no time and is one of the most side dishes meals you could prepare for your family


6 strips or more bacon, cut in 3-4 pieces each
1-2 tablespoons butter or cooking oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Creole seasoning, adjust to taste
1 medium to large head cabbage, chopped (about 10-12 cups)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or chicken bouillon, adjust to taste (optional)
½ teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon pepper flakes, or more (optional)

Slice or chop cabbage and set aside.
In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté bacon until brown and crisp; this may take 3-5 minutes. Set aside, reserving about ¼ or more for garnish. The rest goes in when adding the onions.

Reserve a tablespoon or two of the bacon drippings.
Add butter, then add the onions, garlic, paprika, and Creole seasoning. Let it simmer for about 2 minutes, occasionally stirring to prevent burning.

Then add the cabbage, Worcestershire sauce, and white pepper. Heat it to a simmer, cover, and let it cook for 10-14 minutes or more, depending on preference.

Add the bacon and season with Creole seasoning, salt, and pepper flakes.


Recipe by African Bites