Irish Mashed Potato Supper

3 med. potatoes
1 c. shredded cabbage
1/4 c. margarine
1/4 to 1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 T. water
1 lb. smoked sausage, cut into 1” pieces

Peel and cube potatoes. Place in microwave dish. Shred cabbage and sprinkle over potatoes. Add 4 tablespoons water. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. Turn dish halfway and continue to cook for another 6 minutes. Remove dish and let stand 2 to 4 minutes, covered. Heat sausage pieces in a covered microwave dish on HIGH for 3 minutes. Mash potatoes and cabbage with margarine, sour cream and salt and pepper. Put all but 5 pieces of sausage in bottom of glass casserole dish. Spoon
potato mixture over, spreading to edge. Top with remaining pieces of sausage. Sprinkle with paprika for a golden crust. Bake at 350° for 20 to 30 minutes in conventional oven.

Jacki Rauschenberger