Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a favorite around our house. It is a little time consuming but well worth it.
- Slice cabbage in 1/4 inch wide slices or in 1 inch squares (basically bite size pieces).
- Remember that cabbage will cook down.
- Put cabbage in a pot and cover with water.
- Let cabbage boil until tender.
- Once cabbage is tender, drain and set aside.
- Cook bacon and onions together in a pan until all are crisp and done to desired likeness.
- I like my onions done a little more than most people.
- Once these are done, leave in pan and set aside.
- Boil noodles until done.
- Drain noodles.
- In a big pot mix cabbage, bacon, onion and noodles.
- I usually then add the bacon drippings.
- That gives it a little richer flavor.
- Once the mixture is all together in the pot, heat it on the stove, mixing occasionally.
- What I usually do is have all three pots on the stove at once (cabbage, bacon and noodles) it makes the preparation time less.
- Usually everything is done around the same time.
I too took the shortcut of cooking the bacon and onion and then adding the cabbage to the same pot--I'm sure the original method would be great, but my apartment lacks the stove space for that! Used "kaluski" (as the bag spelled it) noodles and loved the chewy texture, much better for this than regular egg noodles. I did drain the grease from the bacon, but later added a few pats of butter to the cooked noodles. Fantastic, and fantastically hearty! Sure it will find its way to a tailgating party...
Our family loves this also. However I eliminate one of the pans by frying the diced bacon in a large pan or dutch oven. When the bacon is done I simply add the chopped cabbage to that same pot and cook with a lid till done, stirring occasionally. While cabbage is cooking I boil the noodles. When the cabbage is done, I combine the noodles and the cooked cabbage and heat through. We usually season with pepper.