Fried Irish Cabbage

Being on a low carb eating lifestyle now, I’m always looking for new ways to cook vegetables. I had got so used to heating up canned veggies that when it came to cooking up some leafy greens, etc….. I gotta admit, I was a little lost. I found this recipe for cabbage and tweaked it a little by adding some extra spices. It was soooo tasty! It reminded me of the stuffing in egg rolls!


  • 1 (12 ounce) package bacon
  • 1/4 cup bacon drippings
  • 1 small head cabbage, cored and finely chopped
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder


  1. Cook bacon in a deep skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove bacon from skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 1/4 cup drippings in skillet.
  2. Add onion & garlic powder. Cook and stir cabbage in hot bacon drippings over medium heat until cabbage wilts, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Crumble bacon over cabbage. Stir and simmer until bacon is warmed, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with black pepper.


I added some asparagus and carrots for sides. The nutrition facts for the cabbage is as follows:


Serves 6

  • Calories 220 cal
  • Fat 17.8 g
  • Carbs 7.3 g
  • Protein 8.5 g
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Sodium 468 mg