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Fried Cabbage with Crispy Bacon

Soft fried cabbage with crispy, salty bacon and a bit of seasoning.
Fried Cabbage with Crispy Bacon

Back in the long distant past of this recipe I think the original credit goes to a very nice person on the website. Quite who, I really cannot remember, apologies to the said random person.

When I first started to make Fried Cabbage with Crispy Bacon I didn’t eat paleo and it was a little bit different back then. Since I turned to paleo eating it’s been poked and prodded and paleo-ed, possibly beyond recognition. But I still give credit where credit is due, mainly because I am a rather over-sensitive soul and don’t want some random person sending a swear-mail at me across the internet.

The fried cabbage and crispy bacon was a really great tasting side dish with easy to get ingredients now it’s healthy and paleo-ish really great tasting side dish as well.

I don’t want to claim it is completely paleo because of the ‘iffiness’ of the paleo status of bacon. Some people claim bacon is paleo some people swear otherwise. Personally, I eat bacon because I love it but I follow a paleo-ish paleo diet over a truly strict one. I don’t want to tempt others who don’t so I haven’t labelled it as paleo only paleo-ish.

If, like me you love the bacon, you gotta try this recipe!

fried cabbage and crispy bacon
Fried Cabbage with Crispy Bacon
Soft fried cabbage with crispy, salty bacon and a bit of seasoning.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine Atkins’, Paleo-ish
Servings 2 people
Calories 172 kcal


  • 300 g cabbage (10oz)
  • 115 g fennel (4oz or 1/2 a medium fennel)
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp lard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika


  • Melt the lard in a large frying pan on a medium high heat.
  • Fry the bacon till crispy, remove and set aside.
  • Finely chop the fennel and add it to the pan and fry till soft, about 15 mins.
  • Roughly chop the cabbage.
  • Add the cabbage, garlic, salt, black pepper, garlic powder and sweet paprika to the pan.
  • Turn the heat down to medium low.
  • Chop the bacon up small. Re-add the bacon to the frying pan and stir in.
  • Simmer on a low heat medium heat for 30 mins stirring often.
    Add more lard if the cabbage starts to stick.
  • Make sure the cabbage is cooked to soft before serving,


Net Carbs: 9g


Serving: 233gSodium: 1424mgCalcium: 108mgVitamin C: 64mgVitamin A: 969IUSugar: 7gFiber: 5gPotassium: 624mgCholesterol: 18mgCalories: 172kcalTrans Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 11gProtein: 7gCarbohydrates: 14gIron: 38mg
Keyword bacon, cabbage, dried herbs, fennel, garlic
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