February 13, 2008

Nanny's Cabbage

Tonight we had one of my all-time favorite dishes - fried cabbage! This is an old family receipe which was handed down from my grandmother to my mother and now to her daughters and granddaughters. BUT no one can cook it like my mama! Can I get an amen to that?!?!?! This is different from boiled cabbage because you cook it in a black skillet - kinda like stir fry. No self-respecting southern girl is without a black skillet in her kitchen. We serve this on the stove right out of the skillet....a little messy but worth it!

First chop up a head of cabbage

Now wash it real good...be sure to leave some water on the cabbage (in other words, don't pat it dry)

Fry up some bacon in your black skillet, getting it good and crispy...

After the bacon is cooked, take it up and crumble it on a paper towel, add to the cabbage after the cabbage is cooked just before you serve it
My sweet mama at the stove (don't pay any attention to those ol' cabinets, they are getting replaced real soon!)
She didn't like my electric stove!
A plate full of wonderfulness - cabbage, blackeye peas and pork chops! Add a little onion on the side and you're in heaven.


Tara said...

OK, as a new Yorker the concept of Gracious Southern cooking makes me weak at the knees...this looked so delicious it just jumped off the page!

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Judy,
Oh my gosh, you go girlfriend. I am so going to have to try this recipe. It is Southern Food to a T. "THANK YOU" for sharing it with us. I am so hungry for it now. LOL. I do have several Cast Iron Skillets in my kitchen. If you aint' got at least one skillet, then you ain't a true southerner. LOL. "HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY"!!!! When you have time, stop by. I have a couple of things for you on my today's post. Also, there are 3 Awards for you on my Monday's post as well. It starts with the Banana Award and the ones under it. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Mary said...

YUM!!! That looks SO good! and isn't your mom a sweetie!
Have a wonderful Valentine's day, dear Judy!

Nonna said...

I guess I am a true southern gal too, I own a black skillet and have even cooked cabbage in it too!!
I'll have to try your mama's recipe, sounds delish!!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Judy! Happy Valentines Day, girlfriend...hope it's sweet & romantic.

Had to go back & catch up on your older posts. Weird about that house you wrote about, I would have freaked out!

That cabbage dish looks pretty delish!


Nonna said...

The comment you left on my blog about Taylor and the sour cream story is tooo cute!! Im looking forward to moments like that with Avery! I missed your post about the victorian house when I visited last time, so Im gonna go read it right now!

Deserae said...

Oh that does look sooooo good!I think we are having Chinese for dinner?!?!?! LOL
Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Nonna said...

I have that exact same chicken tray that you have hanging above your stove!

Di said...

Oh Judy I want to just lick my computer screen! That looks so yummy. My daddy loves cabbage so I am going to have to make him and us some of this. Thank you for sharing.

bj said...

oH, yes...fried cabbage is one of our favorites. And, I have NEVER tried to cook it in anything but my black, cast iron, heavy skillet. I just know it wouldn't taste the same!
Your mom looks so sweet!
hugs, bj

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

You got some real pretty roses on Valentine's day!
I love cabbage & this recipe looks so good! I made cabbage last night but I never have added bacon, maybe I'll try that next time.
Hugs, DebraK

CraftyT said...

Yummy...I love fried cabbage! I was not born or raised in the South but know that I should have a black skillet LOL I have my moms old skillet that she cooked with for a good 30 years!
I have a questiona bout electric stoves and iron skillets.Are they safe to use on a flat top ceramic?The house we just bought has one and it is brand new so not going to replace it.I have been cooking on GAS for years.
Thanks :)

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