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Boiled Bacon with Cabbage   HT MC British    120mins


Serves 4   Hot  Pork  Vegetables  Herbs  Main Course  Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless  Britain  Europe


1 x 1.2kg/2˝ lb Joint Bacon or Gammon

1 Large Carrot, sliced

1 Small Onion, cut into wedges

1 Bay Leaf
1 Medium Whole Green Cabbage
4-6 whole Peppercorns



1. Place the joint in a large saucepan, add the peppercorns, carrot, onion and bay leaf, cover with cold water and bring to the boil

2. Remove any scum which floats to the top then reduce the heat to very low, cover and simmer very gently so the water is just bubbling, for 1 ˝ hours, topping up the level with extra boiling water as necessary.

3. Cut the cabbage into quarters and add to saucepan and continue to cook gently for 20-30 minutes.


Discard the carrot, onion and bay leaf before serving.

Traditionally served with a white onion sauce.


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Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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