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Old 09-14-2008, 11:28 PM
 
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My Mom used to make layered casserole versions and I found that I like that preparation better because it just seems easier.

For pierogi, just layer cooked lasagna noodles, mashed potatoes, cheese and onions lightly cooked in butter and bake.

Stuffed cabbage rolls (or Pigs in the Blanket as we call them.) Alternate layers of cooked cabbage leaves with the rice/meat mixture and top with whatever kind of red sauce you use. My Mom used a ketchup and water mixture (higher ketchup ratio.) I prefer crushed tomatoes.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:51 PM
 
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As someone who has eaten lots of these 2 things my entire ilfe, I will tell you that casserole versions sound weird. Pierogis can be a bit cumbersome to make, but cabbage rolls are really easy. Once you get on a roll, it goes quickly. I would think that in a casserole version, the dish falls apart. The rolls are nice because the filling in contained. I have never had ketchup with them. I agree that crushed tomatoes are better.
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Old 09-15-2008, 02:09 AM
 
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I love them and I am cooking both recipes, but the tactics you use for these dishes is so far from the original recipes.

The cabbage dish you describe I met in Hungary where they layer cabbage, meat and rice, and small boiled pasta... and they bake it like this. But that is not Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.

It may be easy to cook them in casserole but I am sure the taste is not there anymore.
Ketchup on cabbage rolls, never heard of it, however I put tomatoes in the recipe... try sour cream or yogurt next time it will taste much better.

These are the traditional stuffed cabbage rolls:
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn79/Cuisinette/Main%20Meals/Cabbage%20Rolls/06_02_27.jpg (broken link)
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:37 AM
 
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I grew up with these foods.

My favorite pirogi prep has always been to boil them, then put them in a dish with some melted butter so they don't stick together and put them in the fridge to cool. Later I brown onions in butter and then pan fry the pirogi with the onoins.

Pirogi casserole?

Thanks......................................but I think I'll pass.

There's only so far you should mess with soul food
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:48 AM
 
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Stuffed cabbage isn't difficult once you get started. I use a large can of tomato sauce mixed with brown sugar, worstershire and lemon juice and serve sour cream on the side.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:35 AM
 
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I don't think the Pierogi casserole is such a bad idea I prefer real cabbage rolls though
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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As someone who has eaten lots of these 2 things my entire ilfe, I will tell you that casserole versions sound weird. Pierogis can be a bit cumbersome to make, but cabbage rolls are really easy. Once you get on a roll, it goes quickly. I would think that in a casserole version, the dish falls apart. The rolls are nice because the filling in contained. I have never had ketchup with them. I agree that crushed tomatoes are better.
You're right, the casserole version of stuffed cabbage rolls doesn't hold shape well at all. I cut everything up before eating anyway so even the rolls are a torn up mess on my plate.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:13 PM
 
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I do have a crock pot recipe with the ingredients of cabage rolls...except you leave out the rice and serve it over a bed of rice. Haven't tried it yet....I do prefer the real thing.

Pierogi!!! My Aunt makes Shlogi...(don't ask...I don't know!)

Anyway...It's like homemade Mac and cheese, but while boiling pasta...add small potoat cubes as well. When adding you melted cheese, add a some browned onions to it. It's yummy and quick!
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:04 PM
 
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It just goes to show that the only rule in cooking is "did you like how it came out?"
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:50 PM
 
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I love both stuffed cabbage rolls and pierogis. I'm interested in some of the old time recipes of Eastern Europe.
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