Think you don’t like cabbage? I didn’t like it much when I was growing up, and I don’t like it now in most restaurants. It always seems to be soggy and tasteless if I order it when I eat out somewhere. But, I like cabbage when I cook it at home. This dish is flavorful, inexpensive, and gluten free (though not calorie free).
3-4 slices of bacon OR 3-4 tablespoons bacon grease OR 3-4 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 medium head of cabbage, chopped
salt to taste
4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped.
2 cups water
Fry the bacon until crisp, set aside. Pour the bacon grease out of the pan, then measure 3-4 tablespoons of it back into it. Add the chopped cabbage, potatoes and onion. Toss them all around in the pan several times until they are coated with the bacon grease. Add the water, bring to a boil, then cover the pan with a lid. Turn the heat down to medium low and simmer until all the water has evaporated, about 30 minutes.
I watch it closely near the end of cooking to make sure it doesn’t stick and burn. If you have fried some bacon, crumble it on top before serving.
This may not be the most healthy cabbage you have ever eaten, but it sure will be good!