Chlopski Posilek

This is a Polish dish that translates to “peasant’s meal”, the poor man’s meal in Poland back in the day. All you need for this authentic Polish cuisine is a few ingredients: sausage (or some form of cured meat), cabbage, and onion.  Done.  You have a delicious, filling meal at a low cost.  Perfect for the working farmer a hundred years ago and perfect for a office worker in 2012.

The perfect accompaniment to this dish is some piergoi like I did for our New Year’s Day dinner (recipe forthcoming, so look out for it!)
From Cinnamon Freud
5-6 links kielbasa
1 head cabbage, coarsely chopped
1 onion, chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
In a large skillet place kielbasa in a single layer.  Fill skillet with water until the sausages are halfway covered.  Cook over medium-high heat for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.  Remove sausage and let cool.  Chop coarsely.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add sausage and cook for 5-10 minutes, until sausage is cooked through.  Add onion, cabbage, salt, and pepper.  Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is cooked through.
Serves 5-6.

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