Simple Southern Fried Cabbage/Asparagus Recipe

Southern fried cabbage/asparagus is a simple, delicious, and addictive side dish! As a mama of three littles, it’s difficult to find foods we can all agree on, but this is one of those dishes that even my pickiest eater will consume with delight! Sometimes substituting cabbage for asparagus, with the same delicious results! A parenting win!


Southern Fried Cabbage/Asparagus Recipe

Serves: 4-6      
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cabbage or 1 bundle of asparagus 
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil 
  • 2-3 strips of bacon
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp white sugar 

Directions

Step 1

Cut strips of bacon into very small pieces. (I prefer to use kitchen shears.) Place into a large sauce on medium heat. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes. Stir periodically. 

Simple Southern Fried Cabbage/Asparagus RecipeSimple Southern Fried Cabbage/Asparagus Recipe

Step 2

While the bacon is cooking, cut the cabbage into strips. Place cabbage and vegetable oil into sauce pan. Cover and allow the cabbage to cook down, about 10 minutes. Once it cooks down, being to stir periodically and add any remaining cabbage. (For Asparagus, cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Stir periodically).

Simple Southern Fried Cabbage/Asparagus Recipe
Cabbage
Simple Southern Fried Cabbage/Asparagus Recipe
Asparagus
Simple Southern Fried Cabbage/Asparagus Recipe
Asparagus
Step 3

Add garlic powder, salt, pepper, and white sugar. Cover and cook an additional 10 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Stirring periodically. 
Simple Southern Fried Cabbage/Asparagus Recipe
Fried Asparagus
Simple Southern Fried Cabbage/Asparagus Recipe
Fried Cabbage

Enjoy your southern fried cabbage/asparagus!


What delicious recipes have your created with cabbage or asparagus?


Related: Browse more recipes from Iowa City Moms.

Nikki is new to the area. She graduated from the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Campus in 2009 with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education. She married her husband the same year. Nikki loved the creativity of teaching and continues to bring that same creativity as a stay at home mom. During the day you can find her chasing after her precocious toddler. By night she is a Pinterest junkie! She enjoys getting out and spending time with her family!

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