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Fried Cabbage

When I was young, my family grew our own cabbages. It was fun to put them to use in the kitchen, just as I did with this comforting side. With potatoes, deviled eggs and cornbread, it tastes like home. —Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups coarsely chopped cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in the sugar, salt, pepper flakes and pepper. Add the cabbage and water. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 59 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • annrms
    Sep 25, 2020

    This is a flavorful and easy recipe. The second time I made it I added 2 teaspoons cider vinegar to make it sweet & sour. Either way, it's delicious.

  • momof2boyz2
    Sep 9, 2020

    So simple. But so good. At the very last minute I thought to throw in some frozen peas. Loved it!

  • Peggy
    Jul 10, 2020

    I made it exactly as written, just added a extra teaspoon of sugar and my husband and father in law absolutely loved it. Said it was the best so I will definitely be making it more often.

  • crazycatwoman
    May 24, 2020

    I chopped up an onion and added to the dish. Also added smoked sausage so I could use as a main dish for supper. Made a pan of cornbread and we had supper!

  • ccdalstoll
    Mar 13, 2020

    Try it using bacon grease (doesn't take much) and chopped up bacon bits. Delicious!

  • Deborrah
    Oct 12, 2019

    Using chicken or vegetable broth will give it more flavor. You also need more than that microscopic amount of red pepper flakes. Add red wine vinegar.

  • Cupcake_k9
    Mar 1, 2019

    Super simple but full of flavor. I like the sweet heat.

  • abbasgael
    Oct 20, 2017


  • Poupchik
    Oct 3, 2017

    Just like my mother used to make. Thanks for the memories

  • gunslinger
    May 24, 2017

    Made this with some cabbage from my garden to freeze. It was very flavorful and delicious My first time making fried cabbage but it won't be my last!