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Smoked Sausage & Cabbage Skillet Supper



I confess most Sundays when we get home from church I am absolutely starving.  It will have been at least 8 hours since I have gotten up and probably about 6 since breakfast so about that time I could just about eat anything.  If I have been smart and planned ahead, I will have dinner waiting for us in the crock pot.  If I haven't, I will have to resort to looting the cupboards and refrigerator to see what I can come up with quickly. You might feel the same way any day of the week actually, especially if you have been out working or shopping all day! You want something to eat and you want it now!


I had a grandmother who could make a meal out of just about anything.  I'm happy to say I have inherited her ability to do the same thing.  I had a package of smoked sausage in the refrigerator, a white cabbage, a bag of new potatoes, and some onions in the cold storage beneath the stairs.


I chopped up the cabbage along with some onion, in nice large chunks, and then I cut the smoked sausage into half moons.  I peeled the new potatoes and popped them into a saucepan of lightly salted water and brought them to the boil. (If you are really feeling lazy you don't need to peel them, just wash them really well.)


I heated a splash of light olive oil in a skillet and then threw in the smoked sausage, browning it all over.  I scooped it out to a bowl, and added the cabbage and onion to the pan, along with some seasoning and garlic. I stir fried this until it was crispy tender.  In the meantime the potatoes were boiling.


Once the vegetables were crispy tender, I threw the smoked sausage back into the pan and added some vinegar and mustards, an almost Germanic touch. By the time the flavours had all melded together nicely,  the potatoes were done and ready to drain.


I tossed them with some butter, seasoning, a bit of dried parsley flakes and voila!  Dinner was ready.  A meal fit for a king . . . and ready in not much more than about half an hour.   I'd call that a result!


*Smoked Sausage and Cabbage Skillet Supper*
Serves 4
A  wonderful  autumnal supper.  Simple, easy to throw together and quite, quite delicious!


2 pounds of smoked Sausage, fully cooked,
cut in half and sliced into half moons
1 TBS olive oil
1 medium head of white cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped
1 large cooking onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp grainy mustard


Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet.   Add the smoked sausage.  Cook and stir over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.  Scoop out with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add the onion, cabbage, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper to the pan.  Toss to combine.  Cook and stir for about 10 minutes, until crispy tender.  Add the vinegar and both mustards, along with the browned sausage.  Cook and heat through for a further couple of minutes.  Taste and adjust seasoning as required.   Serve hot with some boiled new potatoes and crusty bread.


I love simple meals like this, and if you are a regular reader of this blog, I know you are too.  Bon Appetit!

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Marie Rayner
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  1. Smoked sausage has so much flavor..and salt the dish must be so terrific!I haven't had it in years!

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    1. It is delicious and a rare treat Monique! I could eat cabbage until it comes out my ears anyways, and to add some sausage to the dish, well. yummo! xo

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