Fårikål ...Norwegian Lamb and Cabbage Casserole


I had a couple of requests for the lamb dish I shared earlier this week. It's called Fårikål here, which I translate to Lamb and Cabbage Casserole. A simple slow-cooked meal of lamb meat and cabbage--that's it... so easy! And so good. This is a popular autumn dish here during the autumn months when lamb is more readily available in the supermarkets. Typically it is served with boiled potatoes on the side. A spoonful of tyttebær syltetøy, which is like cranberry sauce, refreshes the palate... as do pickled pearl onions, although the onions are not "traditional," they're just my own addition to the meal. Note: This recipe makes a LOT of fårikål, so be sure to use a VERY large pot--a big stock pot is ideal. Dividing the recipe up among two big pots also works fine too, I've done that many times, depending on the sizes of the pieces of meat and cabbage. This is a wonderful meal to welcome autumn! 

Fårikål -- Norwegian Lamb & Cabbage Casserole

* about 3-4 lbs / 2 kg lamb meat, cut into large portion pieces

* about 3 lbs / 1 kg white cabbage 
* about 1 1/4 cups / 300 ml water
* 3 tablespoons whole black pepper corns
* about 1 1/4 cups / 300 ml water

Place some of the lamb meat in the bottom of a large pot. Add some cabbage. Sprinkle some flour over the meat and cabbage, and add some pepper corns. Continue to layer until all is in the pot. Pour over the water. Cover and bring to a simmer. Turn down the heat to low, and keep covered, cooking 2-3 hours. When the meat comes away from the bones, it's ready to eat and enjoy!  



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  1. That sounds delicious Tracy! Thank YOU for sharing. Love and hugs on a cold October morning! xoxo

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  2. It sounds great! I have a jar of lingonberry jam from IKEA, is that what you serve with it?

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    1. Hi, Martha--so nice to meet you! Ligonberry is the better translation of from the Norwegian tyttebær...and that is what's served on the side of fårikål like a relish. The taste is similar to cranberry/cranberry sauce.... and very good! :)

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  3. Hi Tracy, I've been so out of it lately, but this morning I've been reading and catching up with your posts. I love pom poms, and, in fact, I just bought a pom pom maker, so it will be easier to make them now.
    I know you are enjoying the cozier days of autumn and Luna is going to love her new blankie.
    And I love those colorwork gloves!

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    1. Hi, Willow great to see you... Thanks for stopping! I've been slow to getting around to vising everyone these days too--the time flies! :)

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  4. Oh, my sweet friend, thanks you for the recipe. I really will try this one. It sounded so good and looked easy.
    Sending loving thoughts, blessings and hugs your way!

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    1. You are most welcome, LeAnn... I hope you'll give it a try! Since it makes a lot, it's a great meal to make and have the family over! :) ((HUGS))

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