Altered Cabbage-Noodle and Bacon
Cabbage with Noodles and Bacon
- 1 head of cabbage, chopped
- 1 pound of bacon*
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 bag of egg noodles
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3 Tbsp oyster sauce
- Black pepper
- 1-2 tsp dried dill
- 2-3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp. (or cook ground pork with Maggi and liquid smoke until one side is well browned/crispy & chop while cooking to keep pieces small) Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels, then break into bite-sized pieces. Drain all but 2-3 Tbsp bacon fat. .
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, add noodles and cook 7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
While the noodles are cooking, add the onions in the skillet with bacon fat. If you use ground pork, you may need to add 2-3 Tbsp of olive oil. Sauté until the onions are *caramelized. Add the cabbage to the skillet. Season with salt and generous fresh ground black pepper. You may need to add a couple more Tbsp. of bacon fat or olive oil to prevent sticking. Cover to steam/sauté the cabbage, stirring frequently until tender and lightly *caramelized. Stir in the egg noodles, bacon (pork), mayo and oyster sauce. Add dill and parsley and taste test for salt and pepper season. Serve immediately.
*DEFINITELY caramelize the onion and the cabbage. This adds a nutty warm flavor that you will miss if you don’t cook to this stage.