Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cabbage & Straw Italiano

As usual, I was lost and confused in the kitchen!  I wanted cabbage rolls, but didn't want to cook rice and didn't have any canned tomato.  Then I found this recipe.  The defrosted hamburger meat will be made into mini burger patties.  I still need to run to the store, but just for the cheese and fresh sage.  I served this with big Italian meatballs, pre-balled and spiced in the meat department. Serve with crusty bread, toasted, then rubbed first with a halved chunk of raw garlic, then buttered.  Deliciouso!

Cabbage and Straw Italiano
• Salt
• 2 big potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice
• 1 pound fettuccine pasta
• 1 small head cabbage (about 1-1/4 pounds)—slice in big shreads  (Savoy cabbage is better)
• 1 stick (4 ounces) butter, cut to melt faster
• 3 large garlic cloves—smashed, skins removed and cloves quartered
• 16 fresh sage leaves, 6 whole and 10 thinly sliced
• 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
• 1½ cups freshly grated Parmesan Romano cheese
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; salt it. Add the potatoes and cook for 7 minutes. Add the pasta and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the cabbage and cook for 5 minutes.
2. While the potatoes and pasta are working, melt the butter in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and whole sage leaves. Cook until the sage is crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. It gets potato chip crisp as it cools. Remove the garlic and sage leaves to a small plate.
3. Add the sliced sage (I use kitchen shears) and ground pepper to the skillet; just before draining the potatoes, pasta and cabbage, add 2 ladles of the starchy cooking water.
4. Drain the potatoes, pasta and cabbage and add to the skillet. Stir it all together, adding the Parmesan Romano as you work to get a cheesy, buttery coating. Adjust the salt and garnish the pasta with the reserved whole sage leaves and garlic.  I add the noodle mix to the skillet to get all that buttery goodness, then pour it all into the big pot so I can stir the cheese in easier.

Gobbling down this Italian Goodness were: David, Audrey, Mark, me, and a double helping went to my neighbor Cathy.  David, who "hates" cabbage, really enjoyed this dish.

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