Swamp Cabbage

Total Time:
25 min
5 min
20 min

8 to 10 side servings

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 2 heads freshly cut swamp cabbage ( hearts of palm), chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

In a medium saucepan, fry the bacon over medium heat. Set aside, reserving drippings. Put swamp cabbage and remaining ingredients, including fried bacon and bacon drippings, in a 6-quart pot. Fill the pot 1/2 full with water and bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 10 to 15 minutes, until the cabbage is tender. Adjust salt and pepper, to taste. Serve hot as a side dish.

Cook's Note: If reheating leftovers, you must bring to a full boil again.

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    This was very easy to make. I added some ground chili to it. yum. 
    Great recipe and so easy- Very tasty. I added chicken boullion and seasoned pepper and it was delicious!
    very tasty and eazy to make
    simple quick way to use cabbage as a side dish. it was good! thanks!
    My husband loved it and so did I.
    Our family grew up with Swamp Cabbage, as kids we thought it was better than Banana Pudding. Also the kids loved to play with the boots (covering) as they were cutting the Swamp Cabbage. My thanks to Davey Raulerson for keeping a southern favorite alive.
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