Paula HAS to be my biological mother. I don’t care what anyone says about her, her food is (usually) out of this world good.
Since cabbage is currently $0.38/lb… Here’s a great alternative recipe. I served this with dinner tonight and it was delicious. We did add the bacon as the bottom of the recipe suggests.
Country Style Fried Cabbage
By An unknown fan, handed to Paula at a book signing
1 small head green cabbage, shredded
6 slices bacon, cut into small chunks
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (I skipped this step to appeal to the little one’s)
Salt and pepper to taste
Wash cabbage. For shredding begin by cutting cabbage into quarters. Cut by making thin slices across the cut sides of the cabbage. Discard core and any tough ribs. Heat bacon in a non stick skillet or cast iron pan/dutch oven. Add cabbage and stir just until glistening. Lower heat and add pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste and continue cooking and turning until cabbage is just tender.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Notes from the Paula Deen Test Kitchen: A fast and delicious side dish to your St. Patrick’s Day cornbeef recipes. We also loved it with 4 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled over the top before serving.