Donna Brown


My daughter cut this recipe from a magazine years ago and it has become a favorite. The lady who posted it said she didn't know who "Fred" was or why it was named "Fred", but "Fred was just Fred in their house." So it has continued in ours. I do know that it's one dish that is a comfort food.


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Stove Top


  • 14 oz
    package butterball turkey smoked sausage (you can use regular smoked sausage if you prefer)
  • 2 - 3 medium
    red potatoes, peeled and cut into chucks
  • 1 medium
    onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium
    apple, (optional) peel, deseed and chop into chunks
  • 1/2 medium
    head of cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • ·
    small amount of evoo (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1/2 stick
  • ·
    pinch or two of red pepper flakes, optional and according to your taste
  • ·
    salt and black pepper to your taste

How to Make Fred


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter, add EVOO and heat over medium heat.
  2. Slice smoked sausage into about 3/4" slices and add to heated butter/EVOO. While browning meat to desired brownness, cut up vegetables. Add to skillet and cover. Turn down heat so as not to burn. Cook until tender.

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About Fred

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American

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