Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
I found a similar recipe on the web and wanted to reduce the fat content without losing the flavor. This was the end result. The bacon and bacon fat are minimal but a must for the proper flavor.
- 1 slice bacon, diced
- 2 medium red potatoes, scrubbed and diced in 1/2 inch cubes
- 1⁄2 cup red onion, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 lbs green cabbage, coarsely chopped
- 2 -3 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup hot water
- 2 teaspoons caraway seeds, crushed
- salt and pepper
- In a heavy skillet, fry bacon until crisp, do not drain.
- Add potatoes and onion, cook until lightly browned.
- Stir in cabbage, vinegar and hot water.
- Continue to cook over medium heat until cabbage is wilted and potatoes are fork tender; stirring frequently.
- The water should cook out, if needed raise heat and continue to cook until the cabbage and potatoes are lightly browned.
- Sprinkle the caraway seeds over all and adjust salt and pepper to taste.
It's funny, I had on hand purple cabbage, purple and white fingerling potatoes, green onions, so that's what I used. I also had no caraway seeds, but an online search showed cumin as a good substitute, so I used that. I DID have red wine vinegar. I cooked as directed, and it was really good! I put the lid on the skillet for awhile to get the potatoes tender. Will definitely make this again!
We really enjoyed this tasty and comforting dish. Thank you for sharing another winner with us Paula, it is sooo good. Quick and easy to make with ingredients often found in the pantry. I love the addition of the caraway seeds, gives it a lovely punch of bold flavor. The potatoes and cabbage were perfectly cooked. Made as written, but added a little brown sugar to the mix, personal preference only. A wonderful side or main dish with great flavor and wonderful textures.
This was a really good dish. I changed the proportions a little to have more potato and less cabbage. The bacon definitely makes it. I used 2 pieces of Trader Joe's uncured beef bacon, which is low in fat but has lots of flavor. We had this as a main side dish, so it fed 3.