1 teaspoon butter
1/2 head of chopped or shredded cabbage
2 or 3 slices of bread or toast
(any kind will do - pumpernickel does quite well)
1/4 pound of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
(Experiment! There are other cheeses that will do nicely!)
Some cooked sausage - You can use thin slices of something
like kielbasa or bits of fried ground sausage (a la
About 2/4 cup milk
Salt and Pepper
Butter a deep casserole dish. Cover the bottom with bite-sized pieces of bread. Dump in a layer of cabbage about two fingers thick. Add a thin layer of sausage (this can be totally optional). Cover this with about a one-finger layer of the shredded cheese. Shake a little salt and pepper over this. Then start adding layers again in the same order until the dish is filled making sure that the salt and peppered cheese is the top layer. Next add enough milk so that you can just see it as it emerges through the layers.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees (F.) until the cheese crusts nicely - at least 45 minutes depending on the size of the dish.
I have seen and made many variations on this dish including the use of chunks of baked potatoes instead of bread and a layer of unseasoned applesauce added over top of the sausage layers.