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Look at the beauty: my delicious green cabbage and ham pie au gratin... Cabbage, shredded ham and white sauce covered with au gratin mashed potatoes!

Cabbage And Ham Pie Recipe

Look at the beauty: my delicious green cabbage and ham pie au gratin... Cabbage, shredded ham and white sauce covered with au gratin mashed potatoes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine English
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 724 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 oz green cabbage (250 g)
  • 3,5 oz cooked ham (300 g), chopped
  • ½ small onion
  • 1 small fresh carrot
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup whole milk (240 ml)
  • 1 lb floury potatoes (450 g)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves
  • nutmeg
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Peel the potatoes and chop them up. Add them together with 1 peeled garlic clove to a large saucepan. Add water and a pinch of salt. Place the pan over high heat and bring the potatoes to a rolling boil.
    Look at the beauty: my delicious green cabbage and ham pie au gratin... Cabbage, shredded ham and white sauce covered with au gratin mashed potatoes!
  2. Once the potatoes are tender, drain them. Add them back to the pan pan you cooked them in and add ¼ cup (60 ml) of milk. Add a tablespoon of butter and season with a good pinch of pepper, salt and nutmeg.
    Look at the beauty: my delicious green cabbage and ham pie au gratin... Cabbage, shredded ham and white sauce covered with au gratin mashed potatoes!
  3. Mash the potatoes well. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper, salt or nutmeg to taste if necessary. Add more milk if necessary. Put a lid on the pan and keep the potato mash aside until needed later on. Peel the onion, carrot and the remaining 2 garlic cloves. Dice it all up. Add the onion, carrot and garlic cloves to a non-stick pan together with a tablespoon of butter, the bay leaves and the cloves. Season with a good dash of pepper and salt.
    Look at the beauty: my delicious green cabbage and ham pie au gratin... Cabbage, shredded ham and white sauce covered with au gratin mashed potatoes!
  4. Place the pan over medium heat and let the butter melt. Stir the vegetables and gently fry them in the butter for 4 minutes. In the meantime slice the green cabbage and rinse it very well under cold running tap water to remove any sand. Let the cabbage drain well. Then add it to the pan with carrots and onions. Also add ½ cup (120 ml) of water.
    Look at the beauty: my delicious green cabbage and ham pie au gratin... Cabbage, shredded ham and white sauce covered with au gratin mashed potatoes!
  5. Stir the cabbage. Then put a lid on the pan and let the cabbage soften for 10 minutes. Stir regularly.
    Look at the beauty: my delicious green cabbage and ham pie au gratin... Cabbage, shredded ham and white sauce covered with au gratin mashed potatoes!
  6. Then take the pan off the heat. There should be about ¼ cup (60 ml) of cooking still in the pan. Pour the cabbage through a fine sieve and catch the cooking liquid.
    Look at the beauty: my delicious green cabbage and ham pie au gratin... Cabbage, shredded ham and white sauce covered with au gratin mashed potatoes!
  7. Let the cabbage cool a little. Then remove the bay leaves. You can leave the cloves if you like. Wipe the non-stick pan down with kitchen paper and place it back over medium heat. Add the rest of the butter and let it melt gently. Then add the flour.
    Look at the beauty: my delicious green cabbage and ham pie au gratin... Cabbage, shredded ham and white sauce covered with au gratin mashed potatoes!
  8. Stir well and let the flour bake in the butter for 2 minutes. Don’t let it burn. Then pour in ¾ cup (180 ml) of milk.
    Look at the beauty: my delicious green cabbage and ham pie au gratin... Cabbage, shredded ham and white sauce covered with au gratin mashed potatoes!
  9. Stir well and let the flour and milk thicken into a white sauce. Then add the drained cooking liquid you put aside. Season the sauce with a pinch of pepper, salt and nutmeg as well.
    Look at the beauty: my delicious green cabbage and ham pie au gratin... Cabbage, shredded ham and white sauce covered with au gratin mashed potatoes!
  10. Stir the sauce well again. It should be fairly runny, not too thick. Then add the cooked cabbage and the chopped ham.
    Look at the beauty: my delicious green cabbage and ham pie au gratin... Cabbage, shredded ham and white sauce covered with au gratin mashed potatoes!
  11. Stir well. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper salt or nutmeg to taste if necessary.
    Look at the beauty: my delicious green cabbage and ham pie au gratin... Cabbage, shredded ham and white sauce covered with au gratin mashed potatoes!
  12. Scoop the cabbage and ham in a baking dish and top with the mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with some grated cheese if you like. Place the dish in a preheated oven at 356°F (180°C) for 30 minutes until the top has brown a little. You can also put it under a hot grill in the end to give it a nice golden crust. Remove the dish from the hot oven and let it cool down a little. Scoop the cabbage and ham pie onto deep plates and serve.
    Look at the beauty: my delicious green cabbage and ham pie au gratin... Cabbage, shredded ham and white sauce covered with au gratin mashed potatoes!