German Sausage Chowder

German Sausage Chowder

1 lb. cooked bratwurst or knackwurst – cut into chunks
2 medium potatoes – peeled and coarsely diced
1/2 c. onion – chopped
4 c. cabbage – shredded
1 can whole kernel corn (optional)
3 c. milk
3 T. all-purpose flour
1 c. shredded aged Swiss cheese

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven combine sausage, potatoes, onion, 1/2 tsp. salt, and dash pepper. Add 2 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are nearly tender.

Stir in cabbage (and corn if desired); cook 10 minutes more or until vegetables are tender.

Stir in 2 1/2 cups of the milk. Stir remaining 1/2 cup milk into flour; stir into soup.

Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Stir in cheese till melted.

Yields: 4 servings