Yesterday I cooked something that rocked my world so much, I thought I\’d share it on my blog and who knows, it may become a occasional feature. Since it\’s aimed a blokes or the kitchen-impaired (like me) the kind of food I\’ll do will be quite simple and much more aimed at taste than looks.
Because I was hungry, I used the following:
1 cabbage, sliced into strips
2 small tubs of cubed bacon (available in the \”cold meats\” section of most supermarkets – Tesco and Sainsbury\’s do two small tubs in a blister pack). Scrag ends from the slicing machine at the deli or market are better.
1 onion, finely sliced
Bit of rich cheddar, grated
A pinch of coarse ground black pepper
You don\’t need oil or butter because the bacon produces prodigious amounts of fat.
Warm a pan to a low heat (I turn the gas down as low as I can) and pour in the bacon. It should start to sizzle and release the fat. As soon as there is \”enough\” oil in the pan, add the onion.
Stir occasionally until the bacon just starts to show odd bits of browning.
It\’s very important NOT to let the bacon cook too far before you start adding other ingredients, or it will become very crunchy. But if you\’ve the bigger offcuts, cook more than small cubes.
Add in the cabbage and move everything around so that the cabbage is in contact with the pan. It\’s a bit fiddly, but worth it.
Make sure that the white surfaces of the cabbage all get a bit of golden brown on them.
When the cabbage looks mostly golden, add the cheddar to the pan. Crank the heat right up and stir for about a minute. as soon as the cheese starts to show signs of melting, take the pan off the heat (and turn the stove off!) and throw the whole shebang into a colander to drain off the fat.
Pour it straight out of the colander onto a plate, sprinkle with a pinch of pepper and tuck in. Not very pretty, but it tasted fucking epic!
Pah, I spit on Obo\’s fancy foreign muck! Cabbage\’n\’bacon, can\’t beat it.
Update: Guys, in the comments, please do go read Obo\’s original. It\’ll all make much more sense that way.