I want to make cabbage rolls so, what is the easiest way to do it? TIA
Freeze the cabbage than thaw, the leaves will be pliable and the cabbage easy to core. You don't have to blanch the cabbage. I just wrap in plastic freeze and thaw overnight. Just think no more getting scalded. Sue
I started making un-stuffed cabbages years ago. Chop up the cabbage and cook it a bit to soften it. Place that in the bottom of your crockpot or baking dish (whatever you prefer). Make your meat/rice mixture as usual, but form into large meatballs. Put them on top of the cabbage. Add sauerkraut, tomato sauce or soup, and bake as usual.
fast, easy, & good!
I'm going to have to try the freezing method next time. I usually try to core it the best I can, then I get a big pot of water boiling. I jam a long handled cooking fork into the core and put the head in the pot pulling off the leaves as they loosen.
Always used the blanching method--I will have to try freezing the cabbage next time.
I am doing cabbage rolls this weekend and am doing all ground pork, with garlic, onion and canned tomatoes. I do not have enough of my own canned tomatoes. I put the cabbage in my large sink and pour boiling water over cabbage, peel off leaves, pour boilding water over and repeat. I find this is maybe a little longer, but not as messy and you can do at your own pace. It probably wastes water but not as hot and cabbage is still pliable. I have never cut core part out of leaf to roll but this time I will. Take complete core out before putting boiling water on. Hope this helps.
Well, I tried the freezing method. I don't think I gave it enough time because when it thawed it was just a bit softer. But that was my fault because I was in a hurry. It did soften it enough to core, which meant after I dipped it in boiling water, the leaves fell right off. These were the best rolls I've made so far, hubby doesn't like caggage and he loved them.
Mountain beach, try freezing for a week or so. It usually takes overnight sitting in a collander in the sink to thaw. No boiling water required. Good Luck next time. Sue
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