Tuesday, March 03, 2009

I ♥ cabbage soup (redux)

Last May, I published my recipe for cabbage soup. Unfortunately, the pic I posted then wasn't very good.

Up top you see a pic of the cabbage soup I cooked tonight (which I served with a crusty baguette I got at Publix). Here's the recipe:

Inspired by my recent visit to Tatry Polish Restaurant, I cooked up a pot of cabbage soup this evening. Here's how I did it ...

Joltin' Django's Cabbage Soup


8 slices lean bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cabbage, cored and roughly chopped
1 large white onion, large-diced
5 carrots, pealed and diced
3 potatoes, pealed and large-cubed
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


Brown bacon over medium heat in a Dutch oven, 6-8 minutes
Add onions and cook until clear
Add cabbage, carrots, and potatoes; stir well and just cover with cold water
Throw in paprika, thyme, salt and pepper
Cover and bring to a boil
Reduce heat to simmer-low and cook for 2 hours

My pot o' cabbage soup was pretty good. Not quite Tatry-good, but pretty damn good nonetheless.

1 comment:

Brian Stanley said...

You can cook the cabbage and I will eat it. It sure stinks when it cooks. But I love to eat it!