Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: About 1 hour
This is a rustic one-dish meal. "Boerenkool" is a curly cabbage that is very popular in the Netherlands. This recipe calls for Polish kielbasa - pork and garlic sausage - but you can use any kind of flavorful sausage. Everything is boiled, making it a very simple recipe to prepare.
- Wash and clean the cabbage; remove the core, the tough ribs and any damaged leaves;
- bring some water to a boil in a large pot; immerse the cabbage - the water should cover it; reduce the heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes, uncovered; remove and drain, squeezing the leaves well; chop coarsely;
- meanwhile, wash, peel and dice the potatoes; in another pot, cook the potatoes in water and remove them once they are cooked, but not too soft, so that they keep their shape; drain;
- in a pot, heat the milk and lard (or butter); once it begins to simmer, add the cabbage, potatoes and salt; reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes over low heat;
- prick the sausages in several spots; place them flat in a skillet; cover with water; bring to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes;
- remove the sausages; split the skins with a knife and remove them; slice the sausage into rounds;
- arrange the cabbage and potatoes in the middle of a platter; surround with slices of sausage.
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