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MaryThomas Mar 21, 2007 11:37 AM

Hi, misplaced Chicago native down here in Florida looking for some good Polish/Ukrainian recipes.

My dad's mom used to make stuffed cabbage but with a grated raw potato, egg, flour mixture. I remember her forming them just like regular cabbage rolls but then putting them in a pot weighing them down and steaming them. They were sooooooo good. Does anyone have a recipe?? She never shared hers with us.

Thanks.

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  1. thegolferbitch RE: MaryThomas Mar 21, 2007 01:54 PM

    Poland has produced so many delicious recipes! My Italian aunt made these for her polish husband....I think she called them gelumpkis (spelling way off).
    She used a crockpot...this is her rec.

    1 large head cabbage
    6 lb potatoes peeled
    3 onions
    1/3 cup rice, raw
    1 tsp dill weed
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    2 egg whites
    1 can tomatoes (28 oz)
    1/4 tsp ginger or 1/2 tsp garlic powder, depending if you want the sweet or savory to come out
    1 tsp apple jelly or mint jelly (same reasons as above)

    Parboil cabbage and separate the leaves. Grate raw potatoes, the smaller tender leaves of the cabbage, and two onions. Mix together. Add rice, dill, and black pepper. Beat egg whites until frothy and add to potato mixture.

    Set aside your three largest cabbage leaves. Fill each remaining cabbage leaf with approximately 2 Tbsp of the potato mixture. Fold up bottom of leaf, then fold in the sides, and roll up (like a fajita). Slice the reserved leaves and line the bottom of crock pot with them. Slice the last onion and layer on top of cabbage. Add tomatoes and garlic or ginger adn tsp of jelly. Place rolled stuffed cabbages into pot.

    Cook at low heat for 5 1/2 hours.

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      MaryThomas RE: thegolferbitch Mar 21, 2007 06:44 PM

      Thanks, sounds great. I am going to try this recipe this weekend. My babcia's didn't have tomato or rice in it though, so I am still looking.

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