This is a recipe for the middle of winter, when your veg box is full of cabbage and roots. It is basically choucroute garni (dressed sauerkraut) but with slow cooked fresh cabbage rather than fermented.
A green cabbage, coarsely chopped
2 smoked sausages (eg Montbeliard), cut in half
A 10 cm piece of garlic sausage, cut in two
5 herbed fresh pork sausages, cut in half
4 carrots, scrubbed and thickly sliced
A rutabaga, peeled and cut into chunks
Half a celeriac, peeled and cut into chunks
An onion, chopped
A bouquet garni
A cardamon pod, bruised
4 potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chunks
- Heat the oven to 150C.
- Put everything except the potatoes in a very large casserole, add a splash of water.
- Cover and cook for an hour and a half.
- Stir the casserole, add the potatoes and cook for a further hour and a half.
- Stir. Serves 9.
The vegetables for this recipe came from my local organic market garden, Les Jardins Vergers de la Petite Rabaudière, and the recipe was used in mid-December as a suggestion for those customers who subscribe to veggie boxes. The garlic and smoked sausages were purchased at the charcuterie in Preuilly. Some local butchers make herbed fresh pork sausages and all the local supermarket butcheries sell them as a generic product.
On peut trouver cette recette sur mon blog en français, De l'Australie à la Touraine, comme Ragoût de choux.