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Jurassic cabbage help!

I got a 6 1/2 lb. cabbage in the CSA today -- seriously, it's the size of a basketball. Any favorite recipes that use up large amounts of the stuff?

Kristen W. is a trusted home cook.

asked over 3 years ago

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Nancy
Nancy

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added over 3 years ago

two that will last/can be stored long-term: kimchi, cabbage strudel.

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Kristen W.
Kristen W.

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added over 3 years ago

Oh, I hadn't thought of kimchi - great idea!

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Maedl
Maedl

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added over 3 years ago

Krautfleckerln, a Central European recipe for cabbage and noodles is very easy and good--and seasonal. See recipe at http://www.saveur.com/article...
You can also make sauerkraut, which will preserve the cabbage for later use.

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Panfusine
added over 3 years ago

I shred the large heads, use some right away and freeze the rest. My go to is a South Indian style stir Fry.- In a large wok, heat up 2-3 Tbsp of oil and add a teaspoon each of black mustard seeds and cumin along with 1 red arbol chili - broken into 2 - (add in some curry leaves if you have any). once the mustard sputters toss in a cup of frozen peas (or a mix with carrots) along with 2 cups of the shredded cabbage, sprinkle some turmeric powder and salt and stir fry it on high until the frozen veggies are cooked.

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cookbookchick
added over 3 years ago

Panfusine, do you process the shredded cabbage in any way before freezing it? Blanch, steam?

Greenstuff
Greenstuff

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added over 3 years ago

Must be a lot of big cabbages in CSA boxes this fall--here's a Hotline discussion from a month ago, asking what to do with a beachball-sized cabbage https://food52.com/hotline...

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kimhw
added over 3 years ago

That was mine! I ended up doing a lot with it. Kimchi, sauerkraut, caramelized cabbage( freezes and defrosts great!), cabbage soup, cabbage and noodles. I ended up with a couple of really large ones.
PS turkey Rubens with homemade sauerkraut and homemade Russian dressing is a new post thanksgiving tradition!!!!

Bevi
added over 3 years ago

This is a great recipe for a cabbage Kulebiaka: http://www.centre-consul...

I made one last year, and it was really good. It takes a bit of time to get the ingredients together, but the presentation is lovely, the recipe uses lots of cabbage, and it tastes good.

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Kristen W.
Kristen W.

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added over 3 years ago

Thanks so much - these are awesome ideas! Kimhw, when you say caramelized cabbage, do you mean you sliced it thin and slow-cooked it on the stovetop, or something else?

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