500g (1lb) cabbage, finely shredded
1 large onion, peeled and finely sliced
Salt and ground black pepper
60g (2oz) butter
500g (1lb) mashed potato (use just over 500g/1lb potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed, or use leftover mash)
125g (4oz) mature Cheddar cheese, grated
Large ovenproof dish, buttered
Set oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
Mix cabbage, onion and seasoning in a large buttered ovenproof dish.
Pour in 150ml (1⁄4 pint) water, and dot with butter (I used Flora Light instead of butter). Spoon potato over evenly, then sprinkle with cheese.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown. Serve with sausages, if you like.
Things I did: nothing different really, although I didn't read the number of people it serves so I made the whole whack! It really would serve six quite adequately. Half a cabbage wouldn't be easy to buy these days anyhow so I kept half and just reheated it, covered in foil, in the oven the following evening. The first evening we had it with sausages and then the next evening with thick cut ham and a fried egg each - oink, oink! I could only find white cabbage in the supermarket and it was just fine, although I reckon that a dark green Savoy cabbage would be really nice too.