Cabbage and Bacon Bake (Fouson de Chou)

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

Great taste!! evolved to our taste from French Country Kitchen - Ann Hughes-Gilbey

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil (olive)
  • 23 cup diced slab bacon
  • 12 head white cabbage, about 1 lb.,finely shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 34 cup milk
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs


  1. Sweat the onions in the oil in a large pan for a few minutes, then add the bacon, cook until more fat runs.
  2. Mix in the cabbage and garlic, season with pepper and perhaps a little salt, (to taste),depending on the saltiness of the bacon.
  3. Cook for a few minutes until it starts to colour.
  4. Transfer to a shallow baking dish.
  5. Beat the eggs with the milk and pour over.
  6. Sprinkle with crumbs and cook in a 325 degree oven for 1 hour.
  7. Note: to make a complete light meal, increase the amount of bacon, mix the bread crumbs with enough grated cheese to make a generous layer on top, and cook as above.
Most Helpful

5 5

Oh, Dorothy! I imagined that there must be a recipe for a dish like this out there somewhere... this is even better than I had thought it might be. Great recipe!

4 5

Cut the recipe in half for the two of us. Served as a side dish with beer steamed brats and potato wedges. Followed the recipe, it was not dry and smelled wonderful while cooking, but for some reason had a very 'eggy' taste. Any idea what might have caused that?

5 5

This is absolutely divine! Made using more bacon than recipe called for. Used homemade breadcrumbs and I did put cheese on top of crumbs. What a wonderful and simple country meal! Very satisfying! Even my 8y/o dd ate it and liked it. The other two would not try it but since she is the picky one I was thrilled. Dh liked it but was on the fence. I think he will like leftovers better in his lunch today.Will make again!