My cabbage recipes


Cabbage Pancakes

July 4th, 2015 in Main Dishes, No-meat by Julia Volhina

If you have some cabbage sitting in the fridge and you don’t know what to do with it, here is your way out: make cabbage pancakes. They are much like Ukrainian “deruny” but made from cabbage and onions.

My better half is not a big fan of cabbage in general, but he loves these and always asks for seconds.

Cabbage pancakes work great for breakfast or lunch as a dish on its own. But they are not sweet, so I suppose can be served as a side dish as well.

Listed amount of ingredients will produce about 15 pancakes.

Cabbage Baked with Eggs

December 20th, 2014 in Eggs, Main Dishes, No-meat, Side Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

I don’t know how to call this dish: it is not a cake or pie, but it certainly looks like one; it doesn’t seem to be a casserole, but you can bake it in a casserole pan, it does look similar to quiche, but is not exactly a quiche.

I guess at very least it is an omelette, omelette with cabbage. Yes, I know, an unusual combination, but still pretty tasty.

Cabbage omelette doesn’t require a lot of time to prepare, can be served for breakfast or lunch as a dish on it’s own, but it also can be paired with meats as a side dish.

Brussel Sprouts with Mushrooms and Onions

February 2nd, 2013 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Side Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

Brussels sprouts cooked in mushroom and onion sauce can be served as a dish on its own, or as a side dish for a meat main course.

You can use fresh or frozen brussels sprouts for this recipe, frozen ones don’t require thawing, but may need a bit less time for cooking.

Vary amount of water (or broth) and flour while cooking to reach desired thickness of the sauce (more flour and less water will make it for thicker sauce).

Brussels Sprouts in Tomato and Soy Sauce

December 1st, 2012 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Side Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

I got probably my last catch of brussels sprouts for this year and had to throw away some of it, that is why I only had three quarter of a pound left. If you manage to get whole pound, just increase ingredients proportionally.

In this recipe tomato can be replaced with tomato paste with water, but I like fresh tomatoes more than canned substitutes.

A note: recipe doesn’t call for salt for a reason: the soy sauce is salty enough.

Cabbage Braised with Bratwurst

June 2nd, 2012 in Main Dishes by Julia Volhina

I had some bratwurst left from last cookout and instead of sticking it to the freezer, I decided to cook this bachelor food: braised cabbage with brats and tomato paste.

There is not much hassle with meat, cabbage is hard to mess up, just fry all ingredients together and salt to taste.

You can replace brats with any kind of sausage to your taste, even sliced bologna will work.

Diluted tomato paste can be replaced with fresh tomatoes, peeled and pureed, but that is an exercise for an experienced bachelor…

Cabbage and Carrots Salad with Oil

March 31st, 2012 in Salads by Julia Volhina

As you probably guessed already, this simple salad consists of two main ingredients: cabbage and carrots, dressed with oil (I take sunflower oil for this one), ground black pepper and celery seeds (both of which are optional), and salt.

It takes about 15 mins to prepare this salad. It can be served as a side dish or an appetizer. It also works good for a snack when you need to make something tasty fast.

Leftovers can be stored in fridge for a few days, salad doesn’t lose taste with time.

Cabbage Rolls in Sour Cream Sauce

December 23rd, 2011 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina

Another variation for ukrainian cabbage rolls: meat staffed cabbage rolls with gentle sour cream and onion sauce.

Making these from scratch will take some time as any recipe for cabbage rolls even if you use ground beef and don’t need to prepare it yourself, you still need to separate cabbage, assemble rolls and then cook them.

But don’t let this to stop you – even though it is time consuming to cook cabbage rolls you will get enough rolls for later – just store left overs in fridge or freezer.