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This is a very old dish, used as a way to finish up the leftovers. The name comes from what happens when you cook it.


Yield: Serves 6



  • 1 medium head cabbage sliced
  • 3 slices bacon diced
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cooked cubed ham or beef
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups potatoes mashed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan, cook cabbage in small amount of water until done, about 5 minutes. Drain, remove cabbage and set aside.
  2. In same pan, sauté bacon and onion until soft, add ham, and cook until heated through.
  3. Stir in butter, then add the cooked cabbage.
  4. Mix in potatoes and stir well. Season with paprika, salt and pepper.
  5. Cook for additional 15 minutes without stirring, so that the edges and underside are browned but not stuck.
  6. Serve piping hot.
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