Simple Fried Cabbage Recipe: A Quick and Tasty Side Dish

Simple Fried Cabbage Recipe: A Quick and Tasty Side Dish

Throughout my culinary adventures, cabbage is the most delicate veggie that I have handled. Although rich in texture, its complex flavor can sometimes get ruined in the cooking process, or fail to build up in a way that delights taste buds.

For this reason, I am always extra careful when preparing my cabbages. I find this recipe to be one of my best because it provides a great balance between flavor and texture. It is also applicable to both frying and sauteing.

I always opt for the speedy frying method whenever I prepare cabbages in a hurry. Such are moments when I’m a bit late for lunch or dinner. Or when I have guests waiting to be served.

Sauteing comes in handy when the need to be meticulous arises, and I have all the time in the world to cook my cabbage in small bits. That’s when I allow them to brown to perfection, without getting overcooked.

In this fried cabbage recipe, I share the frying approach, but you can as well try the recipe with sautéing.

fried cabbage recipe

Fried Cabbage Recipe

This simple and delicious cabbage recipe takes you on a culinary adventure that requires the most basic ingredients. The smokiness of butter gives the cabbage a nice flavor and the heat from black pepper adds to the wholesome taste.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 3


  • 1 Cooking pan
  • 1 Cooking stick


  • ½ medium-sized cabbage
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 medium-sized red onion
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Clean the cabbage, cut it into thin slices or shred it, and set aside.
  • Peel onion, cut it into small sizes, and set aside.
  • Place a cooking pan on medium heat and transfer the sliced onion into the pan.
  • Add butter and cooking oil to the pan and start stirring continuously.
  • Let the onions cook for 2 minutes and add black pepper.
  • Stir and allow the onions to cook for two more minutes then add salt.
  • Once the onions begin to turn brown, turn on high heat andadd cabbages. Add cabbages in bits while stirring until you add all the cabbage.
  • Cook the cabbages on high heat for 2 minuts while stirring continuously.
  • Adjust salt and pepper to taste then remove from heat.


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