February 16, 2005

more from the quick cheap kitchen

Hungry last night, not a ton in the house, trying to cook economically these days... here's the delightful dinner we ended up with. Get a supermarket rotisserie chicken, ideally a cold leftover one that's marked down 2 bucks. Boil some potatoes. Slice up a bit of green cabbage, and chuck into skillet with a hefty drizzle of heavy cream, some salt & pepper, and a pinch of dried thyme, and saute on medium until cabbage is soft and cream is reduced. If you have no cream, use a bit of butter and whatever liquid dairy you do have. Mash potatoes with butter, a bit of cream, and paprika paste (which i got from a friend in Hungary, but I suspect can be approximated with some very spicy paprika or cayenne, a bit of tomato paste and/or butter and/or water). Put the chicken legs and chunks of breast into the cabbage to reheat. And then you have spicy mashed potatoes and creamed chicken with cabbage, which is intensely satisfying, quick to cook, vaguely French, and dead cheap.

Posted by foodnerd at February 16, 2005 06:03 PM

hey y'all--whaddya know, i found a $2 chicken in the fridge section so i tried this. i used savoy cabbage and some pimenton, which is a smoked hot pepper powder from spain--fantastic! it's a keeper. thanks!

Posted by: santos at February 24, 2005 11:40 PM

yay! glad you like... *grin*

Posted by: foodnerd at February 28, 2005 12:13 AM

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Posted by: 79c8e6c at March 4, 2005 05:56 AM
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