Cabbage & Hot Dogs

  • Fresh cabbage – 1/2 head, quartered
  • 3-4 medium size potatoes.  There are many varieties now available.  Have fun and experiment.
  • 4 hot dogs or cooked sausages sliced into bite sized pieces
  • Olive oil – 1/2 cup
  • Brown onion – 1 medium chopped small
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • water – 1 liter+
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Anaheim chili’s 2 whole (if available)

In your skillet, heat olive oil and cook onion and garlic until clarified or brown.  In a large dutch oven (or pressure cooker), heat water to boil.  Cook potatoes until medium done.  Add other ingredients and cook on a slow boil until the cabbage has lost its dark green color.  Add additional water as required to keep from burning.

A pressure cooker is a really neat device.  I didn’t include it in the essential’s list, but if you have one or wish to invest in one, they are incredible.  You can not believe how many things you can cook and how tender everything becomes.  You can add or subtract anything as long as you maintain a small amount of water to begin.

Since you are using such a small amount of water to begin with, the food cooked retains most of the nutrients with which you started.  Additionally, you can cook things in a very short amount of time.  Be sure to read the directions on the cooker as they can explode if you use them improperly.  They were very widely used a generation ago, but have fallen out of popularity for some reason.  Probably because of the microwave’s popularity.



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