Cabbage with Bacon and Roasted Potatoes
Usually, my favorite way to prepare cabbage is sautÃ©ing it with onions, garlic and caraway seed in a little olive oil, then adding a little white wine and cook until itâ€™s tender. This time I wanted to shake things up a bit. I had some pretty little red potatoes and some awesome thick cut applewood smoked bacon. With those two ingredients I figured I couldnâ€™t go wrong.
|1/2 head||green cabbage, cut into bite sized pieces|
|5 slices||thick cut bacon|
|1.5||lbs. baby red potato|
|1||lg. onion, diced|
|2 cloves||garlic, chopped|
|1 teaspoon||caraway seeds|
|1/4 cup||white wine|
|2||tbls. olive oil|
|salt & pepper|
|1/4 teaspoon||garlic powder|
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cut potatoes into quarters and spread on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Season liberally with salt & pepper, garlic powder. Roast potatoes about 15 minutes, stirring half way through, until tender and crispy. Set aside.
Meanwhile, cook bacon in a high side skillet, big enough to add your cabbage to later (use a dutch oven if you don't have a high sided skillet. Either cook the bacon in strips and break it up later or dice the bacon first, then cook. Remove bacon, set aside. Drain grease from pan but leave about 2 tablespoons in the skillet to cook the vegetables in.
To the skillet with the bacon grease, add onions and cook over medium heat, until they start to soften. Add cabbage, garlic, a little salt & pepper and caraway seeds. Stir and continue to cook a few minutes until the cabbage starts to soften and everything is combined well. Add white wine, stir, cover and cook about 5 more minutes until cabbage is tender. Stir the cabbage a few times while it's cooking.
When cabbage is done, remove lid, add the roasted potatoes and bacon. Toss well to combine and serve.