Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Deja Vu All Over Again

Didn't I just make this recently? I know, I know! But I was down to the dregs in the larder and all I ever seem to have left when I go there is cabbage and potatoes. Plus, this is a superb dish. And, this time I used cheddar brats. And I found some fresh dill and thought to add it to the potatoes! I think it turned out even better than the last time and I thought for those of you who made it, you might want to try this version. It was also the only post I had to put up today. I have early spring cleaning fever and have been tearing my house apart.




Fry some bacon or use bacon grease or oil.


Add a head of shredded cabbage to the hot grease.


Use your favorite sausage.


The beginning of the oven baked mashed potatoes. I always warm milk, some butter and about 3 T. of cream cheese and 1-2 tsp. of salt as the base for the potatoes.


Add the cabbage to the oil and saute over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Cover it to cook the cabbage faster.


Add some granulated onion, about 2 tablespoons. Add some chicken or beef broth, about 2 cups.


Grate in some nutmeg. About 1/4 tsp..


The cabbage will cook down and soften. At this point add a cup of whole milk, half and half or if you really want to be indulgent, a cup of cream.


Cook your sausages on a griddle pan or skillet.



Scrape the baked potatoes into the bowl with the milk mix. Mash them until you have the desired consistency adding more milk as needed. Finely dice a bunch of fresh dill and add it towards the end. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.


Put three scoops of potatoes down the middle of your plate and add the cabbage around the edge. Top the potatoes with slices of the sausage. I serve this with grainy mustard.

This will probably be the last time I make this until next year.

11 comments:

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh...this does look good...I have been on a Spring cleaning rip too.....i just did Spring in my bathroom this morning...looks so fresh and clean....

teddy is going nuts with all the workers here...there must be 12 men here...and the top soil just arrived...and more fresh gravel for the paths......teddy is having a FUN DOGGY Birthday...he says..is all this for ME?????

thanks for teddy's Birthday wishes...

vanilla ice cream for dessert tonight for teddy

:-)

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

A dinner well worth showing again :-)
I´m out of ideas for tomorrows dinner that I´ll eat at work, so I´ll have to order from the restaurant for once.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I could never get tired of cabbage, mashed potates and brats.

I need to know how to catch that early spring cleaning "fever".

Pricilla said...

Oh well, you will have the memories

Guillaume said...

Ah! Sausage and sauerkraut! With a nice beer, that's one of my favourite Friday meals!

the wild magnolia said...

We just got home with two load of my things. Tomorrow I finish up, clean the apartment and it will be finished.

Now, I am starving and this looks so good! I've tried the baked mashed potato recipe and it is wonderful!

Blessings.

xoxo to "Teddy Red Fluffs".

My Grama's Soul said...

Sweet hubby and I have vowed to loose weight this year....so coming here and seeing all this beautiful food is so tempting....but I vow to stay strong.(O:

But....the minute I am thinner....boy oh boy!!!

Jo

Verde Farm said...

That cabbage sounds wonderful. I never thought of putting all that in the cabbage but it sounds fabulous. I bet the potatoes are wonderful too.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My son and his wife who own a Bakery and restaurant, I think, are getting hooked on your blog! I've been boasting about how clearly you give directions for all your recipes...and though they are not bloggers...you have entered our dinner conversation lately on a few occassions. This sounds delicious. Anything with cabbage and potatoes can't miss! I've had sausage my freezer for months now...time I used it and this recipe will do nicely! Thank you Joyce!!

Rue said...

I'm not a huge cabbage fan - but this looks really good! Plus any leftovers (save the sausage) can go directly into a pot for borsht! Nice.

Mina said...

Could never get tired of this one! Plus the slight alterations sound fabulous.

I am getting the spring cleaning bug but lacking energy to actually do it. It's close though!