Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Creamy Cabbage and Potato Stew

Somehow I ended up with way too much chicken broth in my freezer, so I've been looking for recipes that'll help use it up. I found this recipe for Creamy Cabbage and Potato Stew over at Food for Laughter, and it sounded just right for this gloomy weather.

I followed the recipe almost exactly, except that I removed the bacon after crisping it, and added it back in right at the end. And I added a clove of minced garlic, because I do that with everything.

At first glance, the recipe doesn't look like much - just cabbage, potato, bacon, onion, milk and broth. But it's sooooo good! Hubby couldn't stop eating it, and kept asking me what "the secret" was. No secret, just good eastern Euro comfort food. This was perfect for the cloudy day - creamy from the potatoes, which were just starting to break apart, slightly sweet from the cabbage, with the gentle porkiness of bacon.

And of course, it's better the 2nd day. Provided your Hubby doesn't eat it all on the 1st day.


Bob said...

That looks awesome. I'm stealing that recipe right now! :)

Vicki said...

Hey Bob -
It was awesome! And it's not stealing, it was graciously shared with the world by Food for Laughter :)

kat said...

Oh perfect, I've been looking for something to do with that head of cabbage I have.

Vicki said...

Hey Kat - That's one of the reasons I made this, I had a monster cabbage in my fridge. Half went into this, and the other half into the soup I'll be posting next.

Betts said...

I ready to lick the computer screen... it looks that good.

Vicki said...

Hey Betts - Really tasty. If you make it, double the bacon :)