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Another Less than Traditional Zasmażana Kapusta #OurFamilyTable


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Another Less than Traditional 
Zasmażana Kapusta

So, if you follow my blog, you might realize that I just posted a recipe for Zasmażana Kapusta...and you'll likely remember that I didn't have a starting point besides photo and some scribbled ingredients. I tested a recipe and got some feedback from folks about the kind sausage, etc. This is take two; it's also less than traditional.

Ingredients serves 8
  • 6 sausages (I used kielbasa this time), sliced into thick coins
  • 1 organic apple, cored and diced
  • 1 organic onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 T butter, divided
  • splash of olive oil + more for drizzling on the top later
  • 1 t caraway seeds
  • 1 t fennel seeds
  • 2 C sauerkraut (I used a version from Trader Joe's, but I have made my own)
  • 1/2 C dry white wine
  • 4 to 6 organic potatoes, (2 thinly sliced with a mandolin slicer, remaining cubed and cooked till tender)
  • 1/4 C milk

Procedure

Mashed the cooked potatoes with 1 T butter and milk. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Melt 1 T butter in a splash of olive oil in the bottom of a Dutch oven or other heavy lidded pan. Stir in the onions and cook for a few minutes. Add in the apples and stir to coat with the butter-oil mixture. Fold in the caraway and fennel seeds.

Spoon 2 C sauerkraut over the onions and apples. Nestle the sliced sausages in the kraut and pour in white wine.


Scoop the mashed potatoes over the sausages and spread it to the edges. It will look like the top of a shepherd's pie. Arrange potato slices in a circular pattern over the top of the mashed potatoes.

Place pan, uncovered, in the oven. Bake the casserole until the potato edges start to get crispy, approximately 60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.


They decided this still wasn't quite right. We'll give it yet another go. Version three will include kielbasa sausage, but kept whole. They want to skip the mashed potatoes and go with a thicker layer of sliced potatoes. And, then, R suggested kimchi instead of sauerkraut. Whoa! I might draw the line there. We'll see.

Comments

  1. Yes, I'm sure the Zasmażana Kapusta police would object if you added kimchi! This looks delicious, but I'm not familiar with Zasmażana Kapusta so I can't help!

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  2. It might not be traditional but it sure sounds tasty!

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