Stir fried cabbage with apples and bacon
I found a small cabbage in the fridge today when I was cleaning out and as I’m determined to eat the three to five servings of fruit and vegetables we’re supposed to eat each day, I decided to salvage it. I got rid of the old dead leaves and was left with a smaller cabbage– a half-sized cabbage.

Cabbage is wonderfully good for you, so you can make this recipe with less bacon or no bacon at all.

2 ½ cups of shredded cabbage
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 Granny Smith apple, coarsely chopped
4 slices of maple flavored bacon
1 Tsp olive or canola oil
1 Tsp maple syrup
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ tsp cumin
½ tsp cayenne pepper (or less if you don’t like hot food)

In medium size sauté pan, fry bacon until crisp. Put bacon aside on a paper towel covered plate. Discard bacon grease, but don’t clean the pan. Add 1 Tsp olive oil and heat. Add minced garlic, onions and apples, sauté for about 5 minutes. Mound shredded cabbage onto of onions, garlic, apple mixture and sauté until cabbage is wilted and reduced by half, stirring frequently to move the cabbage on the bottom to the top.

Stir in maple syrup and season with salt, pepper, cumin and cayenne pepper. Cook for 5 minutes more. Stir in crumbled bacon, toss, and serve hot.

More next time.

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