Kielbasa and cabbage

    Kielbasa and cabbage


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    About this recipe: This smoked Polish sausage dish is great for guests! It is super easy and can be prepared well in advance of arrival. You can find kielbasa in larger supermarkets and in Polish shops.

    Serves: 4 

    • 6 rashers bacon
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chilli flakes
    • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
    • 3 teaspoons caraway seed
    • 1 large cabbage, cut into small wedges
    • 450g (1 lb) Polish kielbasa

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a large frying pan, fry bacon over medium high heat until browned, turning once. Remove bacon from pan, reserving dripping, and place on kitchen paper.
    2. Stir water, sugar, onions, garlic, red chilli flakes, seasoning salt and caraway seeds into dripping. Add cabbage and gently stir. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
    3. Add kielbasa to the pan. Cook, covered, for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Dice bacon, add over top and serve hot.

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    The word "kiełbasa" in Polish translates to "Sausage" so techinically any sausage could work. I used hertz classic frankfurters (from my local supermarket). I found it easy to cook and the result was pleasant although I'm not totally in love with it. I will keep this recipe though, it'll be good for a last minute cheap dish. I wouldn't serve it to guests personally and I think 2 teaspoons of caraway seeds would be better. There was a few strong fork fulls - 24 Nov 2011

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