Fårikål is a traditional lamb or mutton recipe from Southern Norway. Lamb and cabbage are layered and stewed with peppercorns. Serve with boiled potatoes that have been sprinkled with parsley.

Prep Time:
2 hrs
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs


  • 8 ounces sliced lamb meat

  • 1 head cabbage, cored and sliced

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 ½ tablespoons whole black peppercorns

  • salt to taste


  1. Arrange a layer of sliced lamb in the bottom of a Dutch oven or soup pot. Top with a layer of cabbage. Repeat layering as many times as you can; season with salt to taste. Tie peppercorns into a small piece of cheesecloth; place in center of casserole. Pour water in and cover with a lid.

  2. Bring to a boil; simmer over low heat for 2 hours. Remove peppercorns before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

123 Calories
2g Fat
18g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 108mg 542%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 610mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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