Cabbage and bacon


Sent Steve grocery shopping on his own the other day. He came back with a cabbage – when I’d asked for cauliflower. “But it said ‘col’, that’s right, yes?” In catalan, ‘col’ is cabbage. ‘col-i-flor’ is cauliflower. You’d THINK he’d recognise it! Hey ho – gave me an excuse to come up with this tasty side dish!

Servings: 8



  1. Slice cabbage.

  2. In a large dutch oven (I think that's what it's called - huge casserole dish, at least), melt the butter and add the chopped bacon. Cook until it's more or less crispy then add the chopped onion and cook for a further 5 to 10 minutes on a low heat. It kinda caramelises.

  3. Throw in the tablespoon or so of powdered garlic (yes, you could always use fresh - I was being lazy. Again.) and stir about then toss in your chopped cabbage.

  4. Stir it all about then cover, cooking on a low heat for about half an hour or so - stir it occasionally so it doesn't stick too much to the bottom of the pan and make a mess which someone else will have to wash up later. Throw in a bit of sea salt, too. If you like that sorta thing. I rarely add salt to my cooking, but this kinda needed it.

  5. Serve as a side dish. Or just on its own, for lunch. Which is what I had today. Incidentally, as leftovers and reheated, it's even tastier!

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