I love cabbage, and I really love it in this Southern fried cabbage recipe with sausage. The cabbage cooks down until it's super soft, and the browned bits of Italian sausage on the bottom of the pan mixed with a little bit of water makes a very simple sauce. In addition, the carrots give it a beautiful color that will make a great centerpiece at the table.
Because the ingredients in this dish are so few and simple, I like to use hot Italian sausage to give it even more flavor. Browning the sausage is really the most time-consuming part of this meal, with the entire thing coming together in just about 30 minutes. It's no wonder that fried cabbage and sausage is such a Southern classic.