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Fried Cabbage Recipe

This Fried Cabbage Recipe is a delicious comfort food using sliced cabbage, a bit of salt, a pinch of sugar, and crushed red pepper flakes for a little heat.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fried cabbage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 83kcal
Author Tanya


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add cabbage, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, kosher salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes to the skillet and stir.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes until the cabbage is coated in butter and softens. Serve and enjoy.


The longer you cook your cabbage, the more it will soften. For crunchier cabbage, cook for 6-8 minutes. For softer cabbage, cook for about 10-12 minutes.


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 931mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 304IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg