Sunday, November 1, 2009

Grilled Cheese, Potato Nik, and Cabbage, Leek and Blue Cheese Slaw

It was a rainy Halloween yesterday, and we ate some super soft grilled cheese sandwiches with Emmentaler on potato bread. What can be better than a grilled cheese sandwich? Sad to say I eat way too many of them. Alongside I had some sauteed cabbage, the healthiest vegetable on the planet, they say. Good for me! you say. Well, not entirely. Said cabbage was a leftover from the night before. We had Potato Nik (essentially a large potato pancake, recipe from Mark Bittman from his minimalist column in the Times, which I have always enjoyed) with this hot cabbage slaw of my own invention. What was deleterious about the "healthy" slaw was that, in actuality, it was coated in a nice, thick cheese sauce. Blue cheese sauce, to be exact. So, I had a grilled cheese with a side of vegetables smothered in cheese. Sad, really. At least it didn't have two sticks of butter like that cabbage strudel I was going to make...

Two leeks, cleaned and sliced
Half of a large cabbage, cored and sliced thin

Saute in olive oil until cabbage wilts. Salt and pepper. A copious handful of crumbled blue cheese. Toss until cheese melts and it looks gooey and delicious enough to eat.


  1. These are the ultimate comfort food!! Love your blog!

  2. Thanks, Ellie!! You are so sweet to drop in and say hi--J