Air Fryer Recipes

Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic


  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium head of cabbage, cored and chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (optional)


  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
    • Cut the bacon into small pieces.
    • Chop the onion.
    • Mince the garlic.
    • Core and chop the cabbage.
  2. Cook the Bacon:
    • In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until it becomes crispy.
    • Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel to drain, leaving the bacon fat in the skillet.
  3. Sauté the Onion and Garlic:
    • Add the chopped onion to the skillet with the bacon fat.
    • Sauté until the onion becomes translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
    • Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Cook the Cabbage:
    • Add the chopped cabbage to the skillet.
    • Stir well to coat the cabbage in the bacon fat and mix with the onions and garlic.
    • Season with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika if using.
    • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender and slightly caramelized, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Combine and Serve:
    • Return the crispy bacon to the skillet and stir to combine.
    • If using, add the apple cider vinegar and stir well.
    • Taste and adjust seasoning with additional salt and pepper if needed.
    • Serve hot.

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