Cabbage, Bacon and Potato Skillet

13015468_475104746013573_8870228161723023124_nA hearty meal that manages to combine some Irish favourites with  interesting Indian spices.


Makes: 6 to 8 servings

Prepare: 5 minutes

Cook: 1 hour



  • 5 to 6 slices bacon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or leftover bacon drippings
  • 4 carrots, scraped and thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 tablespoons butter (Optional)
  • 1/2 head cabbage, chopped or shredded
  • 4 to 5 potatoes, peeled and cubed



  1. Fry bacon, remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Saute onions and carrots until tender in bacon drippings or olive oil.
  3. Stir in butter, cabbage, salt, pepper, cumin, and turmeric.
  4. Cook uncovered about 20 minutes on medium heat stirring a couple of times.
  5. Add potatoes, cover and simmer until potatoes are cooked or about another 20 minutes.
  6. Crumble bacon slices on top before serving. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


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