By Kelly Bogard

A couple of weeks ago, Jessica Domel took you on a tour of a Texas cabbage farm. The lucky veggie is popular on New Year’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. But it tastes good any other day of the week, too!

It’s colorful. Green or red. And savory. It’s in caldo, cole slaw, egg rolls and mixed green salads.

There are lots of ways to prepare it. But this week’s recipe is my favorite way to use the Texas-grown vegetable in my kitchen.

For Fried Cabbage, you will need…Fried Cabbage
1 large cabbage
1 red onion
4-6 strips bacon
salt and pepper to taste

Mike Helle of Green Gold Farms in the Rio Grande Valley sent us this tasty cabbage and said frying was one of his favorite ways to have cabbage, too. It makes the veggie sweet, buttery and perfect with just about any meal.

I start by cutting up the bacon into chunks and frying over medium heat in a large pot until almost crispy.
Fried Cabbage

While your bacon is frying, remove the outer leaves and center of the cabbage. Wash the cabbage to remove any leftover dirt. Next, cut it into large chunks. Also, go ahead and slice your onion into large rings and then in half.
Fried Cabbage

When the bacon is ready, add in the cabbage and onions and season with salt and pepper. I like to separate the cabbage leaves so they fry a little more evenly.
Fried Cabbage

Let the cabbage and onion fry in the bacon grease until it starts to break down and caramelize. It’s a good idea to stir it ever so often to make sure everything gets cooked through. It’ll take about 15 minutes.
Fried Cabbage

Serve hot with your favorite lean protein.
Fried Cabbage

This is a big hit at my house, and I bet it would be at your house, too. It’s nothing fancy, but it sure is tasty. All it takes is a few simple fresh ingredients to make your whole meal shine. Thanks to Mike for the cabbage. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!


Recipe: Fried Cabbage

Summary: Simple, yet flavorful spring veggies


Freid Cabbage Recipe





  • 1 large cabbage
  • 1 red onion
  • 4-6 strips bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut bacon into two-inch pieces.
  • Fry in a large pot over medium heat until just crisp.
  • Remove the outer leaves and core of cabbage and discard.
  • Wash remaining cabbage and chop into large chunks.
  • Slice the onion into rings and then in half.
  • Add the cabbage, onion, salt and pepper to the pot with the bacon.
  • Separate the layers of cabbage so they cook evenly.
  • Continue cooking over medium heat.
  • Stir occasionally to help everything caramelize.
  • This will take approximately 15 minutes or until tender.

Cooking time (duration): 0 hour(s), 25-30 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 4-6