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Smothered Cabbage

No stranger to New Year's Day menus is the humble cabbage. This versatile veg is great almost any way you slice it but on New Year’s Day smothered in most traditional, at least here in the South. Representing good luck and financial prosperity, cabbage perfectly pairs with black-eyed peas and cornbread rounding out your good luck feast. This smothered cabbage recipe from Emeril is simple and straightforward allowing you to get in a little extra couch time on January 1st.



  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 pound bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound ham hock
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sliced garlic
  • 4 pounds cabbage, cleaned and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Rustic Rub


Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over high heat. Fry the bacon until crisp. Add the ham hock, onions, pepper, and salt. Cook, stirring often, for 2 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cabbage (in batches if necessary, adding more as the previous addition wilts), and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is soft and tender, 30 to 45 minutes.

Remove the ham hock. If it has softened enough to pull the meat off, pick the meat off the bones and add the pieces to the pot. Add the rub, stir, and remove from the heat.

Serve immediately.


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