I requested cabbage in our box this week, not quite sure what I was going to do with it. Could have made cole slaw (it is hot enough!), but wanted to do a hot main dish instead. Must be my German heritage coming out, though my mother rarely made cabbage. (My Dad would not have eaten it!) I found this recipe from Hubpages.com for a Polish dish. I found several other recipes as well, including one with a little crushed red pepper in it. I used the method from the Hubpages recipe, but a combination of ingredients from several dishes for this recipe. Note that this method takes a LONG time to cook at a very low temperature.
Just an FYI-I am cutting back on the frequency of my postings. I will be starting a statistics class in a couple of weeks, hopefully with more classes to follow. Trying to turn this into a positive for my blog-if I publish less, I’m hoping the recipes will be more interesting.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium head green cabbage, quartered, cored, and thinly sliced
- 2 apples, finely chopped
- ½ pound thin skinned potatoes, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound kielbasa, thinly sliced (I used turkey kielbasa)
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Melt butter in a large soup kettle. Saute onions until translucent, about 10 minutes.
- Add half of the cabbage and all of the apples, potatoes, and garlic. Toss to combine. Turn heat to lowest setting, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring several times.
- Add the rest of the cabbage, toss to combine. Cover and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
- Add kielbasa and crushed red pepper. Cover and cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cabbage should be soft.