Don’t you hate the same old thing? I love Jambalaya and with that in mind, I have Polska Kielbasa on hand. I was all ready to make it tonight, but then I looked at the ingredients placed nicely on the counter, ready to go, and I decided I just didn’t want it tonight. Maybe because it is September and fall is coming quickly, and I wanted something to remind me of the cool days to come. Maybe it’s because I had some lovely red potatoes and a half a head of cabbage I wanted to use up. I also wanted something really simple that I could cook in one skillet.
Do you have issues when you try to saute potatoes to make home fries? Do they burn on the outside, and stay hard as rocks on the inside? There is hope, and it’s called a microwave oven. Simply cut up your potatoes, put them in a microwave safe bowl, cover with water, and cook using the Potato button, about 12 minutes. Then drain the potatoes and add them to your skillet. Since they are already cooked, you just have to season and brown them.
- 1 Polska Kielbasa, sliced into 1/4 inch slice
- 3 medium Red potatoes
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 cup cabbage, diced
- 1/2 cup bell peppers, sliced
- 1 tablespoon bacon fat
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Sour Cream
- Red Pepper Sauce (Armenian Red Pepper Sauce)
- Cut the potatoes in quarters, then slice each quarter in half. Put the potatoes into a microwave safe bowl, and microwave on high for about 12 minutes, or use the Potato button. Drain the potatoes and set aside.
- Melt the bacon fat in a large skillet. Put in the onion, bell pepper, cabbage, paprika, salt and pepper, and cook until the onion is translucent.
- Add the potatoes and mix them so they get nicely coated with the paprika mixture.
- Add the sausage, cover and cook on low for about 10 minutes.
- Remove the cover, stir and cook uncovered another 5 minutes.
- Serve with sour cream and Armenian Red Sauce.