This recipe calls for bacon grease which is part of what makes it a truly Southern dish in my opinion. When I cook bacon for breakfast or BLTs I always do it in my oven on a cookie sheet and then save the bacon grease in a container which I keep in the refrigerator. While using bacon grease might not be the healthiest of choices it is the most flavorful :)
Old Fashion Southern Fried Cabbage
2 tbs bacon grease
1 medium red onion, roughly chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 medium head cabbage, roughly chopped
2 tbs dairy free buttery spread
1/2 cup water
salt & pepper
In a large skillet with a tight fitting lid, heat the bacon grease over medium to medium high heat.
Add the onions and saute until just starting to brown.
Add the garlic, cabbage, buttery spread, water, salt & pepper.
Allow the buttery spread to melt and stir well.
Cover and reduce heat to medium.
Cook, stirring occasionally until the cabbage is tender, about 20 minutes.
Remove the lid and continue to cook, stirring frequently until the cabbage is well browned.