This is a famous recipe from my great-great grandmother that gets talked about a lot in Barstool Chicago. Another thing we talk a lot about is drinking in garages, specifically my dads. He's lived in the same house since 1983. This is his sanctuary - a place for endless beers, cigs, cigars, smoked meats and grilled whatever. Very nice of Hank to let us into his home to share this famous recipe.
Obviously I get progressively hammered as we make the recipe. That's kind of the point of drinking in the garage. It's. Shoutout Miller Lite for fueling a great Christmas Eve with my folks.
Here's the basics:
- frying pan
- small saucepan
- large mixing bowl
- large spoon (preferably slotted to preserve as much bacon grease as possible)
- strainer for bacon grease
- one pound of bacon
- one bag of shredded cabbage
- equal parts bacon grease & vinegar
Step 1: Slice bacon into small pieces
Step 2: Cook bacon low and slow
Step 3: Remove bacon, wrap in paper towels while saving bacon grease
Step 4: Let bacon grease cool for 10 minutes
Step 5: Strain bacon grease, set aside
Step 6: Drink a GTLF
Step 7: Add bacon grease & equal amount of vinegar to small saucepan, heat until mixture starts to bubble
Step 8: Mix bacon, cabbage, liberal serving of pepper in large bowl
Step 9: Pour sauce over bacon, cabbage mix
Step 10: Enjoy!