I read the reviews, and I have to disagree. I know this is Chef John, but this was a huge disappointment. I followed this recipe to the letter, and what I ended up with tasted like meat and potatoes boiled with cabbage and water. I expected some apple flavor using the apple chicken sausage and cooking it in apple juice. The apple flavor was nonexistent, and the sausage was tough (the texture really changed), burst open (not good for presentation), and I did simmer on a low temperature. It was so bland that near the end I added some caraway seeds, more salt and pepper, and we actually used cider vinegar at the table to add some flavor. If I were to make this again, I would use more onion, and add fresh apples to the cabbage. Since the sausages picked up no flavor from the apple juice and were totally cooked anyway, I'd most likely not simmer them with the cabbage and just add in toward the end to reheat (they looked great after browning). By the way, the recipe doesn't say what to do with the garlic cloves, so I watched the video...he crushes the cloves. Sorry Chef John, this is just my opinion, but I did not consider this one of your best efforts. Doubtful I'll make again, too many tweaks to make this work for us.
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I read the reviews, and I have to disagree. I know this is Chef John, but this was a huge...