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Hey there, foodies! Welcome back to my channel, Smokin and Grillin. Today, I am going to share with you a mouthwatering recipe for a classic Southern dish – fried cabbage and sausage. Get ready to simplify this recipe and discover the secrets to cooking this delectable dish.
A Flavorful Combination
To create this masterpiece, we will need some key ingredients. Grab a pound of smoked sausage, sliced into quarter-inch thick pieces. You’ll also need some extra thick, smoky Applewood bacon. For an unforgettable taste, include three cloves of minced garlic and a large, roughly chopped bell pepper. And of course, the star of the show – a head of cabbage, chopped up into bite-sized pieces.
Cooking Up the Magic
First, let’s render some fat from the bacon. Cut it into half-inch thick strips and cook it on medium-high heat until it starts to sizzle and release its flavorful fat. Remember, we don’t want it to be too crispy, just slightly cooked.
Now, it’s time to add the smoked sausage. Cook it until it starts to release its own grease and becomes slightly browned. Once the sausage has sweated out its fat for a couple of minutes, add the onions. Keep them moving in the skillet, allowing them to become translucent and slightly soft.
Next, toss in the minced garlic. Be sure to monitor the heat, as garlic can burn easily. Cook everything together for about 30 minutes, allowing all the flavors to meld and develop.
Add the green peppers and continue stirring. Don’t overcook them; we want them to retain some texture. Now, it’s time to introduce the star of the show – the cabbage. Fill the skillet with cabbage, covering the bottom completely. Cook it for about four minutes on medium-high heat.
As the cabbage cooks down, sprinkle about a third of the garlic powder onto the mixture. This will infuse the dish with even more flavor. Then, add another handful of cabbage, stirring it in and repeating the process with the seasoning.
Cover the skillet and let the cabbage cook down further. You can control the texture by cooking it for longer if you prefer it softer or shorter if you like some crunch. Remove the lid and stir occasionally, allowing the flavors to blend.
To add an extra dimension of taste, include the cooked bacon. Stir it in gently, avoiding making it soggy. The result is a gorgeous combination of flavors that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.
A Complete Meal
This fried cabbage and sausage dish is a complete meal in itself. However, if you want to pair it with other delicious foods, I recommend serving it alongside some oxtails, white rice, and cornbread with honey butter. It’s a soul-satisfying combination that will transport you to food heaven.
A Must-Try Recipe
I can’t stress enough how easy and incredibly delicious this recipe is. Whether you’re following a keto diet or simply looking for a comforting and flavorful meal, this fried cabbage and sausage dish is a must-try. It’s perfect for any occasion, not just holiday gatherings.
So, what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a go and let me know what you think in the comments below. I promise you won’t be disappointed. And don’t forget to check out Sweet Smoky Joe’s website for their amazing Creole kick seasoning. Just use the discount code “ab10” at checkout for a 10% discount.
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