Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
It calls for basic simple ingredients, but it tastes wonderful! Somehow all these things together taste much better than by themselves...
- 1⁄2 large head of cabbage, roughly chopped (or an entire small one)
- 1 large mild onion, chopped
- 1 lb smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch circles
- 3 -4 large potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 dash seasoning salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 dash pepper
- Heat pan and add onion, smoked sausage, and potatoes. Season with the seasoned salt lightly (because the smoked sausage is salty enough), and add the paprika. Cook and stir over medium heat until potatoes are cooked about halfway through.
- Next add the chopped cabbage and 1 cup of chicken broth. Cook, stirring occasionally until cabbage is crisp-tender and most of the liquid evaporates.
My German grandmother used to make something very like this. A few suggested variations:
-Replace one of the potatoes with an apple, pealed and coarsely chopped. A tart apple like a Granny Smith is best, but not required.
-Replace another potato with a pealed and chopped turnip. (This one is optional, but adds something nice to the mix.)
-Replace the broth with beer. It doesn't have to be good beer, although I think a shot of IPA really adds something.
-Add a healthy sprinkling of dill early in the cooking process. Fresh is wonderfull, but dried will do in a pinch.
This is a very quick skillet dinner and one that reheats nicely. I used Penzey's Bavarian Seasoning blend in place of seasoning salt and like Susie D, covered the skillet for a bit after adding the cabbage. The sausage was a chicken sausage making the dish a little heart healthier. Made for Happy Hearts in the Diabetic Forum.
This was an easy skillet dinner to make. Very hearty & filling. I covered it after adding the cabbage to let it steam. I used cajun seasoning rather than the seasoned salt & it added a spicy note. Made for Spring '09 Pick A Chef.