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Potato and Cabbage Thing

What you need: 

3 small to medium red potatoes, cubed 1"pieces
1 carrot, cut into 1" pieces
1 rib celery, cut into 1" pieces
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 tablespoon vegan margarine
1/2 head cabbage, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. Boil the potatoes, carrots, and celery until soft. Drain, but reserve the water. Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, saute the onion in the margarine until soft and brown.
2. Add the cabbage to the onion and saute until the cabbage is slightly caramelized (it won't necessarily be soft yet).
3. Add 1/3 cup water to the cabbage/onion mixture, cover the pan, and let the cabbage steam until it's soft. When it's done, uncover the pan and saute until the water has evaporated.
4. Add the boiled vegetables and mash them lightly with a potato masher or the back of a heavy spoon.
5. Stir until the mixture is well-combined, adding water as needed to make it sort of pasty. Season with salt and pepper.
If you have leftovers, this is good for breakfast, too. Shape it into patties and cook a few minutes on both sides until golden brown.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 


Had this as the recipe is written. I think I will try adding some spice next time, but it was still good.


took the advice of adding berbere and it turned out great. very versatile and quick.


Hmm. Seems like if you added some berbere (Ethiopian spice mixture), this would be really similar to the potato and cabbage (Dinich wat) that is served at Ethiopian restaurants. Except it might have to stew a bit longer to get the flavours to seep in. Sounds yummy.


glad you liked it. i made it up in order to use up extra cabbage, too! in fact i have some lying around right now. hmmm....


just made this and both my wife and i thought it was pretty good!  great way to use up all that cabbage sitting around.

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