Yen Can Cook: Stir Fry Cabbage with Bacon
This quick, crave-worthy stir-fry gives you crunchy cabbage with addictive bits of bacon. The bacon gives the dish some meaty depth without having to actually have fresh meat on hand. I like to hand-torn my cabbage instead of cutting it which offer textural variety and do a great job of soaking up more flavor. For those who like more oomph, add in dried chilies (or fresh chilies) for that extra zing!
Ingredients (Serve: 3-4)
1 head cabbage (400 – 500g), cleaned and hand-torn or shredded
3 strips bacon, cut to small pieces
3 cloves garlic
½ tablespoon light soy sauce
½ teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons water
A dash of pepper
Step 1: In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
Step 2: Add in garlic and fry well till aromatic, then throw in cabbage and stir fry for 5 minutes in high heat.
Step 3: Add in light soy sauce, sugar and water, continue stir fry for 4-5 minutes. The cabbage is till retain crunchiness on this stage but if you prefer it softer, add a bit more water and put on a lid and “steam” it longer.
Step 4: Add a dash of pepper and serve.