Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cabbage Rolls

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What do you do with leftover cabbage? Aside from coleslaw, I was wondering if there are other recipes that makes use of cabbage that did not involve stuffing it with meat or using it as a vegetable component of a meat dish. My first thought was a cabbage burger but I've never heard of one so I looked for a recipe of a burger patty or a burger fritter anyways and lo and behold, there it was: Cabbage Rolls. The recipe from Louanne's Kitchen blog called for a large cabbage so I had to buy more to ensure I had the right amount of cabbage for the recipe. The rolls are held together by an egg and bread crumbs and it definitely needs an overnight chilling to help keep it together in one piece prior to frying.

Cabbage Rolls - Adapted*

1 lb cabbage, shredded finely
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 large egg
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
1-2 tsp salt
4 cups chicken broth

For frying:
1 large egg + 2 tbsp water, beaten
1 /2 cup flour
1/2-1 cup bread crumbs
pinch of basil and thyme
2-1/2 tsp coarse salt
vegetable oil for frying

1. Bring the broth to a boil in a large pot. Add the shredded cabbage and 
    cook until softened. Allow to cool and drain. 

2.  Combine the rest of the ingredients with the cooled cabbage and mix well.
     Allow to meld in the fridge for 6 hours to overnight.

3. When ready to fry, roll the cabbage mix into 1/4 cup-sized balls. Season 
    the flour and the breadcrumbs with a pinch of the herbs and 1/2 tsp of 
    salt. Set them aside in two separate platters. Beat the egg with 2 
    tablespoons of water in a shallow dish. 

4. Take one cabbage mix ball and roll in the seasoned flour. Dip in the egg 
    mixture and roll again in the breadcrumb mixture. Flatten the patty 
    before frying in the oil at medium heat. 

5. Do the same for the rest of the cabbage mix and fry until golden brown 
    on both sides. Drain on paper towels and serve warm with a side of tartar 

*Louanne's Kitchen blogs: Fried Cabbage Patties.

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