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Lazy Cabbage Rolls: Frozen & thawed ilo Boiled ?

vicki_vale Oct 11, 2006 09:27 PM

For cabbage roll preparation, I read a suggestion to freeze the entire cabbage and then let it thaw, to break down the leaves just enough to peel them. Then the leaves are cool to the touch and easy to handle.

Has anyone really tried the freezer method with success, instead of blanching the head in a giant pot of boiling water?

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    EllenMM Oct 11, 2006 09:50 PM

    I nuke the cabbage - whole head, about 7 - 10 min. Works just fine.

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      Jcooks Oct 12, 2006 12:58 AM

      I've done this before. Just stick the cabbage in the freezer when you get home from the store. Take it out the night before and let it thaw overnight. Works great.

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        poundcake Oct 12, 2006 03:04 PM

        I always do this. Works great. The only downside is that the thawing head is kind of smelly.

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          marieber Oct 12, 2006 04:59 PM

          Yep, I did this for the first time just recently. Worked wonderfully!!! What a revelation.

          (up there with microwaved bacon and no-boil lasagna in terms of time savers)

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