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  • Phu Bai Nov 1, 2005 11:50 AM
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Mom made a "wilted cabbage" that was great with pork,
had a sweet and sour base, and bacon bits. I have tried to replicate as below, but it ain't quite the same(or is it ever).Any variations?

Render about 8-10 slices of bacon that have been cut into about 1/2 inch pieces.
Remove the bacon and add about 1 small head of shredded cabbage to the hot bacon fat.
After the cabbage has wilted, add about 1/2 cup of white vinegar and about tablespoon of sugar.
Add the fried bacon bits and allow to
steam on medium heat about 10 minutes.

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  1. I add 4 whole cloves to mine and use jam, such as grape or blackberry instead of the sugar. Also sounds like too much vinegar. Try 2 tbps and taste.

    1. You forgot to add the onions!

      Wilted Cabbage
      4 slices of bacon, chopped
      1/2 cup chopped onion
      2 tablespoons sugar
      1/4 cup vinegar
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      1/8 teaspoon pepper
      4 cups shredded cabbage

      Cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside. To the bacon fat, add onion, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir; add shredded cabbage. Cook on medium heat, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Sprinkle with bacon and serve.

      1. I do pork with braised red cabbage with red wine instead of vinegar. It is yummy and looks really good too.