2 lb cabbage
4 tbsp olive oil
8oz diced peppered bacon or pancetta
1 onion, finely sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
¼ tsp chilli flakes
8oz finely shaved Oud Brugge
1. Peel and cut potatoes into chunks about 1 inch thick and boil for about 5 minutes until just starting to soften. Drain.
2. Meanwhile fry the bacon or pancetta until beginning to crisp, then lower the heat and stir in the onion, garlic and chilli. Fry gently until soft.
3. Cut the cabbage into coarse chunks. Wash and add to the onions and bacon. Mix with the potatoes.
4. Butter a baking dish and add half the cabbage and potato mixture. Add a layer of shaved Oud Brugge, using only half the cheese, then cover with the remaining mixture and top with the remaining Oud Brugge. Cook in a preheated (350) oven for about 30 minutes.