Monday, February 19, 2007

Recipe; German Chowder (not necessarily healthy recipe but sounds good)

This recipe doesn't sound healthy but it sounds good for a chilly winter day, and it sounds like a recipe I would use. So it goes into the blog. Oh yeah, I did say this wasn't going to be a recipe blog, didn't I...well it's not, but right now I'm catching up with my own saved backlog and so high density on posting recipes.

German Chowder


1 lb. fully cooked sausage (Polish, kielbasa), cut into 1/2 -inch pieces
2 potatoes, cut into 1/2 -inch cubes
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 small head cabbage, shredded, about 4 Cups
2 C. water
1 (10 1/2 oz.) can chicken broth
1 T. instant chicken bouillon
1/2 tsp. caraway seed
1/2 tsp. celery seed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3 T. flour
2 C. half & half
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 C. shredded Swiss cheese

Combine all ingredients except flour, half & half, evaporated milk and
cheese, in crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for
3-4 hours.

Increase setting to high; stir flour into half & half until smooth.
Add to chowder with evaporated milk, stirring well to blend. Cover and
heat for 30 minutes until chowder is hot. Just before serving, stir in
cheese until melted. Reduce heat to low for serving. garnish with
freshly ground black pepper, if desired. Serves 6.

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