- Phu Bai Nov 1, 2005 11:50 AM
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.
Lot of abouts in here...
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.
You forgot to add the onions!
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.
I do pork with braised red cabbage with red wine instead of vinegar. It is yummy and looks really good too.