Recipe by Dot's daughter, Patti
"This was a recipe my Mom had and we ate it every St. Patrick's Day. An alternative recipe for St. Patrick's Day for those who don't care for corned beef and cabbage. Cooked together in one pot and boy is it juicy! My mom is Irish and hated the traditional corned beef, potatoes, and cabbage version. She got the basis for this recipe from her Italian Mother in Law. Add a nice warm crusty roll, butter, and a pint of Guinness or Pinot Noir and you got yourself a hearty meal to celebrate the Irish!"
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smoked pork butt
water to cover
salt and ground black pepper to taste
red potatoes, peeled
cabbage, cored and quartered
This is a good basic recipe and was a favorite of mine as a child. Over the years, I've experimented with and now I add two quartered onions and use chicken broth instead of water....Incredible!
My family loves ham and cabbage. This is a great basic recipe. The only thing I would do is add a tablespoon of caraway seed for flavor. Yum!
I would love to know where I can find the pork butt..years ago in Calif we had them and they were wrapped in a red colored cellophane like package, then I moved to Oregon, where not one butcher knew what I was talking about..same here in Arizona, can't find them.
Thanks for sharing - this is exactly how I've been making it for years.
It's excellent the next day (actually prefer it on day 2)! I slice the potatoes and ham and add fry it until the cabbage gets a little brown color on it. Yummy!
NOTE to the reviewer who can't find pork butt in her state - pork butt is actually the port shoulder - so maybe if you ask for that you'll have better luck. It's always sold in my stores here in NJ near the ham slices - but I can still get the one labeled 'butt' in the red cellophane! Good luck!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Dot's Ham, Cabbage, and Potatoes
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 185
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