AllRecipes.com has a well-rated, popular recipe for Southern fried cabbage that calls for bacon and onions. With only five minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of cooking time, this recipe is easy to make.
This recipe for Southern cabbage requires three slices of bacon that are cut into thirds. One head of cabbage needs to be cored and sliced, and one white onion peeled and chopped. The recipe also calls for 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of ground pepper and a pinch of white sugar.
The bacon is seasoned with salt and pepper, and then cooked in the vegetable oil over medium heat for about five minutes. Once the bacon is crispy, the onion, sugar and cabbage are added to the pot. The cabbage needs to be continuously stirred while it cooks for five minutes or until tender.
Several reviewers recommend doubling the bacon and eliminating the vegetable oil, since it is not required to cook the bacon. To keep the bacon crispy, reviewers also suggest removing the bacon from the pan while the cabbage cooks in the rendered bacon fat. Other suggestions include increasing the cooking time of the cabbage to make it crispier, adding a little bit of red wine vinegar to the cabbage and substituting brown sugar for white.