Mulgikapsad is a very popular dish all over Estonia. Kapsad means cabbage and Mulgi is the name of the Estonian province in which the dish originated. A delicious one-dish meal, it requires almost no preparation. Serves four
- 1 kg sauerkraut ( from a jar )
- half a cup of barley grouts ( or buckwheat groats)
- 500g bacon or lean fresh pork
- 2 onions
- I bay leaf
- salt, sugar, water
- Dice the onions and fry them with a little fat or oil in a medium stock pot.
- Add the diced bacon and fry till cooked through (the onion will soften significantly).
- Add the sauerkraut and bay leaf to the pa.
- Add water till just covered stirring to deglaze the bottom of the pa.
- Add barley and bring to a boil.
- Cover and stew it under the lid for 20-30 minutes.
- Make sure the water doesn’t boil off, keep adding a little if necessary.
- Add salt and sugar to taste.