The combination of tangy cider vinegar, salty soy sauce, onions, and smoked bacon makes this German side dish absolutely addictive. It’s so good, you’ll want to eat it as the main meal! There is something about adding bacon to recipes that sends the dish over the top. Between the crispy tenderness of the sauteed cabbage and the crunchy bacon bits, this easy side dish is pure perfection.
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
4 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1 cm pieces
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 medium green cabbage, cored and cut into 2 cm pieces
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crisp, stirring frequently.
Use a slotted spoon to move bacon to a plate. Add onions and cabbages to pot and cook, stirring often, until cabbage is wilted (about 10 minutes).
Add vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce and cook until cabbage is crisp-tender, about 10 more minutes.
Stir in bacon.
- Serve with grilled bratwurst.