How To Make Stir Fried Cabbage

Fried cabbage is one of those dishes that can please just about everyone.

Its light and crispy texture combined with the savory flavor of bacon, onions, and garlic makes for a delicious dish that's sure to become a family favorite.

What I love most about fried cabbage is its versatility - you can add any other ingredients you like depending on your taste preferences or dietary restrictions, from mushrooms to sausage, or bell peppers.

There's something special about the combination of flavors and textures that makes fried cabbage stand out from other traditional dishes. Whether it's served as a side dish or as an entrée, I'm sure you'll enjoy every bite!

Give stir fried cabbage a try if you don't like the taste of boiled cabbage.

Cabbage has been called the poor folks food for a good reason.  By using this inexpensive vegetable you can cook up a soul food side dish for less than a BUCK-FIFTY. What makes this dish so appealing is that you can get creative and use your favorite herbs and seasoning mixes to spice things up. 

Over the years I have known people to use a lot of different ingredients. Including the following herbs and spices when stir-frying cabbage: dill weed, garlic, thyme, mustard seed, nutmeg and of course salt and pepper.  We provide the recipe below, allowing you an opportunity to whip up an easy Stir-fry recipe in little to no time.  

Try out our recommendation first, and then next time you cook, just add your favorite spices to intensify the flavor.

Stir Fried Cabbage Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 head green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or vegetable
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • your favorite spices
  • bacon or sausage if desired

Cookware and Utensils:

  • 1 skillet or Wok
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 stainless steel knife

Recipe Instructions:

As always the key to great cooking is to be prepared and to use quality ingredients.

  1. Prepare cabbage for cooking by cleaning and shredding your cabbage head.
  2. Add olive or vegetable oil to a skillet or work and heat accordingly. Add cabbage to heated oil. Reduce heat to medium and stir-fry cabbage for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Next add you favorite seasoning and vinegar. Constantly stir the cabbage until it's done.
  4. While the cabbage is cooking it will reduce in volume by half. At this point check to see if the cabbage is crisp and tender to your liking. If so the cabbage is ready to eat. Serve as a side item with meat.

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This cabbage recipe is one of many great vegetable recipes on this website. Be sure to search for and try out our scratch recipes for collard greens and stuffed bell peppers. You'll can also find recipes for meats that you can serve with your cooked cabbage.

Enjoy Your Stir-Fried Cabbage recipe.