Garlic, potatoes and a head of savoy cabbage are all that's necessary to make this invigorating stew. What we have here is a vegetarian dish to keep you full and energized until the next day's breakfast. (Lemon is optional, although recommended.)
There is only one thing followers of all diets agree on. We need to consume more leafy greens.
Savoy cabbage being one of them.
A great way to consume it is the savoy cabbage stew.
As savoy cabbage is a little tough, before making the stew you'll need to boil them for a few minutes. If you have a younger head of savoy cabbage, 2-3 minutes are enough. For an older head, go closer to 4-5. You'll see over time, if you make the savoy cabbage stew more than once, what your preferences are.
Maybe you like the stew to be even softer, in which case prolong the boiling. For a "crispier" savoy cabbage, boil it for a shorter period.
This stew is surprisingly filling. The potatoes and garlic add just the right amount of substance. Alternatively, you can make ground beef patties as a side.
I hope you like this savoy cabbage stew. You just may become enamored.
- 1 savoy cabbage head
- 4 potatoes (medium)
- 2 garlic cloves
- 7 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon flour
- Seasoned salt and pepper to taste
- (Optional) Lemon
- Take the outer savoy cabbage leaves and discard, then cut out the veins and also discard. Dice the remaining head into large chunks. Place in a deeper pot, salt generously and bring to a boil on medium. Boil for 3 minutes and drain. Peel and dice potatoes. Mince garlic.
- In a large pot, heat up the oil on high. When hot, add the flour and mix vigorously. Add all other ingredients, 3 cups of water, and bring the temperature down to medium. Stir well, and let simmer for 20-30 minutes.
- Serve hot. (Optional) Add a squeeze of lemon.
If your savoy cabbage is older, boil it closer to 5 minutes in the beginning. If it's a younger head 2-3 minutes will be sufficient.