Friday, March 7, 2014

Gluten Free Friday! (GF Irish Potato & Cabbage Soup)

Welcome back everyone. I hope everyone has had a good week and enjoyed my Yummy Recipe Wednesday earlier this week as well. Friday is upon us once again so it’s time for another Gluten Free Friday recipe and with St Patrick’s Day right around the corner I feel like this is the appropriate time to post a great Irish recipe, gluten free style. Typically Irish Potato & Cabbage soups are made with bacon, and please feel free to do so with this recipe if you desire, but the bratwurst is a really great addition to this soup. You could also use Italian sausage or just regular pork sausage instead. The original recipe for this soup used flour as a thickener but there are so many other ways to thicken a soup and mashed potatoes are a great gluten free way to do so. Please just be sure that if you use instant mashed potatoes they are gluten free instant mashed potatoes. You can also add garlic, red pepper flakes if you like it spicy, or any other seasonings you like but the recipe is great just the way it is. Give it a try and let me know what you think and what changes, if any, that you made to the recipe.

GF Irish Potato & Cabbage Soup

  • 16 oz Bratwurst, casings removed
  • 2 Potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 Medium Head Cabbage, chopped
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Mashed Potatoes
  • 4 oz Swiss Cheese, shredded or cubed
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, saute the sausage for 10 minutes, or until browned and crumbled; drain well and discard the fat.
2. In a large pot over high heat, combine the browned sausage, potatoes, onion and chicken broth; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Add the cabbage and the water and simmer for another 20 minutes or until the cabbage is tender.
4. Add the milk and slowly return to a simmer, stirring constantly so the milk doesn’t burn to the bottom of the pan.
5. Add the mashed potatoes, stirring well to combine, and then add the cheese; continue to stir until the cheese has melted.
6. Season with Salt & Pepper to taste and serve hot.

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