Although cabbage isn't something that is normally exciting, Oliver's Bacon Braised Cabbage is pretty incredible. Cook in a large deep frying pan, preferably with a lid. My children wouldn't choose to eat savoy cabbage on it's own, but when it's mixed with the bacon and stringy mozzarella and sprinkled with pepper and parmesan it seems to go down a treat. Preheat the oven to l80°C/gas mark 4. Heat a large pan of salted water until boiling and add the A classic braised cabbage and bacon recipe with thyme. The key to Jamie Oliver's amazing braised white cabbage recipe is to slice the cabbage nice and fine. It must be from the only Jamie Oliver book I haven't got which is "The Return of the Naked Chef". One might take a look at the ingredients for the dish and assume that bacon is responsible for all of the flavor, but it only plays a small part.