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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dish - a little early

We had our St. Patrick's dinner a day early. We had a big ol' cabbage in the fridge that was dying to be eaten.

I found this recipe online and decided to give it a go. It was simple, easy to make, and delicious. Two of the three kids gobbled it up. (My meat-eater just picked out the ham, but two out of three isn't bad around here.) I think I would have served it as a side dish rather than the main attraction, but it was a delicious recipe and I will definitely make it again.

Scalloped Cabbage with Ham and Cheese

  • 1 medium head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked ham, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • First: Steam cabbage and onion in a small amount of water until it turns just barely green.
  • Then layer in the ham:

  • Next: in a skillet, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Add milk, stirring until smooth. Add salt, cheese and stir until melted. Pour over the cabbage mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and dot with butter. Bake for 30 minutes at 300 degrees.

We ate it with my Rosemary Garlic baguettes. Mmmm.