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Old 01-08-2014, 10:26 AM
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OK I admit it- I've never cooked cabbage except raw in cole slaw. I vaguely remember something about how bad it smells when cooking.
I have half a large head left over from making slaw I want to experiment. We don't like really sour or spicy food so I would appreciate a few suggestions.
Many thanks.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:31 AM
 
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One of our favorites is Haluski. The recipe we use is here: http://www.city-data.com/forum/18465274-post25.html
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:36 AM
 
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Bubbles and Squeak: Bubble and Squeak : Recipes : Cooking Channel

Butter braised cabbage: Butter-Braised Cabbage Recipe | MyGourmetConnection

Stuffed Cabbage rolls: Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe - Allrecipes.com

I adore cabbage.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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I will second the cabbage rolls, but you are going to need whole leafs for that. It is very very good.

You know, when I was a child, my mom would just fry some up in a pan with onions and ham sometimes. Also she would boil it with potatoes and onions. Spices of course.

When I describe it, it just sounds gross. When I was a kid I thought it was gross. I like it now...lol
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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Oh and a tip for dealing with a whole cabbage, freeze it first and then thaw for the cabbage rolls. You avoid the whole boiling the entire head hassle. You can peel off whole leaves from the defrosted cabbage head perfectly.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:38 AM
 
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Just steam it then dribble melted butter on it

Delicious!

I love cooked cabbage.

And you're right about the smell. It's an acquired scent.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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I love it. All the above recipes are good. Keep on mind it will cook down quite a bit--cabbage rolls might be the best way to go since you only have half a head. I like to chop or quarter it & cook it with bacon grease & serve with hot pepper sauce, sorta like cooking any other type of greens.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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I also had a half head of cabbage to use up. I found this recipe:comfortable food - cabbage roll casserole recipe.
Much easier than making cabbage rolls. I halved the ingredients, as it makes quite a bit.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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sliced up cabbage & onion (5 minutes in butter), 14 oz Rotel, sliced Keilbasa -- simmer covered. I love this! (husband doesn't)
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:30 PM
 
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My mother use to boil cabbage leaves just to get an old pot cleaned .
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