Hot and Sour Fried Cabbage with Bacon

Fry bacon until crisp, remove, drain and slice into small pieces. Chop or shred cabbage finely. Heat pan drippings, add cabbage and bacon with more oil (vegetable) as needed. Stir vigorously until cabbage is coated and just tender. Add hot pepper vinegar or hot sauce, ground black pepper and salt to taste. Finely sliced sweet onions–cooked or raw–are always a welcome option.


Potato Bacon Footballs

Season small peeled parboiled potatoes with salt and black pepper, wrap in bacon and bake in a hot oven until bacon is crisp. Dust with more pepper and serve as an appetizer with cole slaw and a light Pilsner. This is a great tailgate recipe.