SPARE RIBS and CABBAGE - The two step recipe

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Serves: 4-5 or 2 hungry men
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3 lb pork spare ribs
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2 small heads of cabbage
1 diced onion
1 diced carrot
1/4 diced celery celery
1 diced parsley root
salt & pepper
2 tsp flour
Tbsp butter
1/2 bouillon cube , optional

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Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe
Well Seasoned
Spokane, WA (pop. 208,916)
Member Since Jan 2011
Nancy J.'s notes for this recipe:
Someone asked me for this
recipe....Is it you? Barb?
I finally found it at the bottom of me barrel.
Better late than never. eh?
I have made it many times.
Friends like it.
Naturally with my sauerkraut bread,it is a
"Feast for the Gods"!
Make it Your Way...

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Cover meat with cold water in a large saucepan, bring to a simmer, remove scum.
Simmer uncovered 1/2 hour.
Quarter cabbage and parboil in salted water, drain.
Add diced onion and vegetables to meat. Season with salt & pepper to taste and continue simmering ribs & other ingredients in a tightly covered pot about 1 hour or until ribs are tender.
Melt butter and blend in flour, , dilute with a little of the meat stock.
Discard the vegetables in the pot before adding butter & flour mix. Pour over meat , and cabbage and simmer covered 1/2 hour more.
Recipe is from Germany 1970.
When I was in Colblintz, Germany
My first grandson Mark, was born there.

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user Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Oct 17, 2011
Sounds good.......mmmm
user Deb Crane songchef - Oct 17, 2011
This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing Nancy! :)
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Oct 17, 2011
Thank you, my two EARLY BIRDS!
You both know who you are!
Up & at kind of people!
"Early Bird Gets The Worm"
It is only 5:30 here.
I forget Wisc is 2 hrs earlier than me!!
user Deb Crane songchef - Oct 17, 2011
5:30? No way could I function that early! lol Yep, I am 2 hours ahead of you and this is plenty early for me. lol
user Barbara Pendley Barbee - Oct 17, 2011
Hi Nancy, It was me !!! who was looking for ribs and cabbage. You are a true peach to find and post so quickly. I will let you know how it turns out for me. Sounds very good, of course cabbabe is my most favorite veg....Hugs...Barb...

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