Roast pork, dumplings, sauerkraut, potatoes, braised cabbages, caraway, and chicken paprika. Those are my favorite dishes to eat. I especially love braised cabbage and potatoes. It's such an easy dish to make and it surprisingly doesn't take too long.
This dish is great for fall and winter since it's more of a stick to your ribs kind of dish, but if you have been having the kind of weather we have been having where I am, it's perfect for a cloudy, grey day anytime of year.
Italian Sausages with Braised Cabbage and Potatoes
4 Italian sausages, mild or spicy
1 head savoy cabbage, halved, cored and each half cut into 3 wedges
2 potatoes, quartered
1 tbsp caraway seeds
1/2 to 1 c. chicken stock
salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Heat vegetable oil in a large dutch oven over med-high heat. Brown sausages for 2 min per side. Add in potatoes, then layer cabbage wedges on top of potatoes and sausages. Sprinkle caraway seeds over mixture. Pour enough chicken stock to just cover the bottom of pan by 1/2 in of liquid. Cover and put in oven.
2. Braise in the oven for 25 minutes, tossing and adding more chicken stock after 15 minutes. You will know it's done by sticking a fork in the potatoes. If the fork goes easily into the potato, it's done.
3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve with butter for the potatoes.
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