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Poor Cook: Fabulous food for next to nothing

Poor Cook

By Susan Campbell and Caroline Conran

Published 1971

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  • 1 large onion
  • 1 oz butter or lard
  • 1 cabbage


Chop the onions and fry in butter or lard in a large, heavy saucepan. Add the chopped cabbage, soaked beans and/or potato cubes, garlic cloves, parsley, thyme and cold stock. Don’t add salt yet. Bring it slowly to the boil; skim, and simmer gently, uncovered, for three hours. Add salt, pepper and the skinned, chopped tomatoes 30 minutes before the end. Serve with chopped parsley. It is really a