Fried Cabbage Recipe – Day 10 Southern Queen of Vegan Cuisine Project


Fried Cabbage reminds me of the Sautéed Collard Greens recipe I posted right before the project started. Like Collard Greens, Cabbage is traditionally stewed to death. But Paula calls this new way of cooking greens frying, instead of sautéing. I can only guess it is because of the amount of oil. But, I am excited to challenge my palate and give it a try.
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Fried Cabbage Recipe

1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup chopped onions
salt to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 head cabbage, shredded
1 tablespoon sriracha sauce


Heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and salt to sautee until translucent. Throw in the minced garlic, and continue to cook for about 30 seconds.

Slowly add in shredded cabbage about a handful at a time. As the cabbage wilts, toss, and add a bit more.

Once all the cabbage is in the fry, toss in the sriracha sauce, and cook for about 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and serve hot.

My Verdict:

It reminded me of the sautéed collard greens I made the other day. The fried cabbage is cooked and seasoned, but still holds its texture. Just as I said my grandparents would not like their collard greens with “texture”, my grandmother said that she wanted to stem the cabbage more. To each his/her own, I like my greens a variety of ways.

About the Southern Queen of Vegan Cuisine Project

Inspired by the Julie and Julia Project, the Southern Queen of Vegan Cuisine will take on the Paula Deen Southern Cooking Bible. Veganizing 326 butter-laden, pork-filled recipes in 326 days. This is a test . . . . this is only a test of skill, imagination, and physical & mental fortitude.

Project Inspired by

Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible: The New Classic Guide to Delicious Dishes with More Than 300 Recipes


Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously

Other video recipes for cabbage:

DownHomeCooking Southern Fried Cabbage

Bmyer44 Fried Cabbage

PamelaHolmes Stir Fried Cabbage Greens


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  1. I tried this first with the oil and it was amazing. Second time I replaced the oil with water and it was just as good. FYI to anyone who wants to cut the fat.

  2. Divas can cook used applewood smoked salt from whole foods, with a similar recipe saying it tasted a little more bacon-y like for both cabbage or collards or both chopped nicely together (YUM) (is bacon-y a word?) otherwise i think your recipe is very good – easy on the heat I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian and a vegan wanna be (can't get rid of honey)…best wishes

  3. Tried this tonight, but added a bit of wine. Yummy! Funny, just thinking about how many cookbooks I have, yet this site is one of my top go-to places for new ideas!!

  4. You can be vegan or vegetarian for life if you want. The only reason you'd get malnourished is if you're not eating properly…which could happen with an omnivorous diet too. It all comes down to knowing what your body needs and giving it the correct amount. People always freak out about protein, but in reality, if you're eating properly, protein really shouldn't be an issue. Being vegan/vegetarian is only dangerous if you don't know what to eat/don't do the research. Good luck!

  5. This is similar to the way I prepare cabbage. There is almost no need to ad water to cabbage, because once you cover the pot it will make its own water, which is much better for flavor. You can also through in some other veggies and they will cook just fine. No water needed.

  6. Please help me, people say being vegan or even being vegetarian is dangerous or you get malnourished and isnt healthy since it is not balanced….I am a bit young but am vegetarian, i drink milk and eat eggs and fish for that reason…how long ar you supposed to be vegan or vegetarian.?

  7. i'm german (so excuse my bad english), and i looove your videos, i tried soo many of your recipes *-* they are as awesome as you are (: thank you ! ♥

  8. Salt does raise blood pressure after high continued use. It overworks the kidneys because the salt makes us retain fluids instead of secreting them. Sorry thats the pre med in me talking, but anywho… great recipe.

  9. My mom used to make this for us when we were kids, but she used butter (ick) and just salt and pepper. She cooked it to death too so no crunch. We are from Michigan so I didn't know this was a southern recipe.

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