I love frying cabbage in bacon grease! The 2 flavors marry together so well. This time, I added in fresh ginger, garlic, and julienned carrots. This Paleo/Whole30 recipe can turn your traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner on its head!
The julienne peeler can make quick work on shredding a carrot without cutting your fingers. Since it works just like a regular peeler, you’ll have no problem using it the first time.
Fried Cabbage and Carrots in Bacon Grease
We are a bacon-loving family. As a result, we always have a few pints of bacon grease in the fridge. If you don’t have any on hand, cook 3 to 4 pieces of bacon and save the bacon grease for this recipe. Once the bacon is cooled, crumble it up and use it on a baked potato or add it to your favorite green salad combination.
Our favorite bacon comes from Costco. We buy the Farmers Applewood Smoked Center Cut Bacon which comes in 2 count packages. It’s thick, and fits in a regular skillet. The smoked flavor creates a flavorful bacon grease. Yum!
The julienne peeler will make short work of your carrot! While you’re at Costco, you can pick up a bag of their organic carrots and split the bag with another family. Save your carrot peelings in your stock bag to make chicken stock.
Use a regular peeler when preparing the ginger root. We keep our ginger root in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer in the fridge. I try to buy the smallest piece possible to ensure the freshness of the ginger root.
Looking for more recipes for St. Patrick’s Day?
- Braised Cabbage
- Potato Bake
- Paprika Potatoes and Green Beans
- Potatoes and Onions
- Roasted Potato Wedges
- Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes