I had everything I needed to make this "stew" except for the cabbage. I bravely braved the gusting winds to pick up some at the store. Again, in being transparent (well, why not use that word in this context?), the dish may not be Polish at all. It is similar to a casserole my Polish mother-in-law made. I think she even made her own sausage!! Whatever the nationality, it is delicious--and that's the truth!!
Polish Sausage with Cabbage, Potatoes and Onions
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium onion, cut into fourths and thinly sliced
6-8 fingerling potatoes, unpeeled and thinly sliced
1 pound ring of fully-cooked Polish sausage, sliced in 1/4 inch slices
1 garlic clove, minced
3 cups of Savoy cabbage (or another of your choice) cut into approximately 1 inch chunks
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
2. Add the onion and saute until translucent, 4 to 5 minutes.
3. Add the potatoes and saute until they start to soften, another 4 to 5 minutes.
4. Add the sausage and saute for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
5. Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute.
6. Add the cabbage and stir well.
7. Add salt and pepper to taste, stir, cover, reduce the heat to medium low and cook for another five minutes. Stir and check to see if the cabbage is done. We like the cabbage to have a little crunch left.
8. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and cook for another minute.