Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kielbasa Cabbage Stew W/ Latkes

Sweet potatoes and cabbage usually get a bad rap at my house. There are naysayers; people (certain family members) that won't eat these foods on most occasions. This soup (chock full of cabbage) however gets eaten every time I make it and the Latkes or potato pancakes are one of my favorite sides, especially with this hearty stew. Serve on top or as a side dish with a dollop of sour cream.

Both of these recipes have a pretty simple ingredient list and are easy to make although they do require some chopping and shredding.

I used my Bosch shredder to shred all the potatoes and onions for the latkes and that process went pretty quickly.

Potato Latkes

2 russet potatoes -- shredded
1 sweet potato -- shredded
1/2 small onion -- shredded
1 egg. beaten
1/4 cup of flour
salt and pepper to taste
Canola oil

Combine all ingredients except oil in bowl. Heat 1/ 4 inch of oil in a frying pan until hot. Add dollops of potato mixture. Press down slightly with the back of spatula.

Fry until golden brown on each side. About 3 minutes.

Kielbasa Cabbage Stew

4 Carrots chopped
2 celery ribs chopped
1 small onion chopped
1 keilbasa, sliced in 1/4 inch slices. I have also used 5 bratwursts in this stew )
3 Cups chopped cabbage
3 cans of chicken broth
1 can of Northern white beans
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp olive oil

Heat a large saucepan over med heat. Saute onions and celery for about 3 minutes until onion starts to get tender. Add chicken broth, carrots and herbs and salt and pepper.

Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.

Add chopped cabbage and cover and cook additional 10 minutes

Stir in kielbasa and beans and heat through about 5 more minutes.

Serve with Latkes or hearty bread


Pegasuslegend said...

these look great, cant go wrong with this combo!

Catherine said...

Such a great meal....Blessings, Catherine

City said...

Yum. We are having a cold rainy day here in NYC and this sounds like it would hit the spot. Fills you up and warms your soul.

Emily Malloy said...

You have touched this Polish woman's heart with this recipe.



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