cabbage bacon

Here is the perfect side dish for an Oktoberfest dinner.

1 small green cabbage
6 slices bacon, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Quarter cabbage, then core and cut into large pieces (about 2-by 3-inch).

Cook bacon in heavy 12-inch skillet over medium heat until it begins to sizzle, about 3 minutes.

Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until bacon is browned, about 2-3 minutes.

Stir in cabbage and remaining ingredients and cook covered, stirring occasionally, until cabbage softens, about 10 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper then transfer to a serving dish.

Serves 6