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I have 3/4 of a steamed cabbage left over, what to do with it?

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  1. Bubble and Squeak - lots of recipes on line and variations.

    1. It would add to a wonderful beef borscht. Yum!


      1. slice an onion, fry it with a small amount of cut up bacon and a pinch of chili flakes
        add a cup or so of canned tomato, chopped up. let it cook a bit.
        slice up your steamed cabbage and a handful of fresh flat leaf parsley
        add lots of black pepper, and salt to taste

        it's sort of a fake braised cabbage -- but not braised since your cabbage is precooked.
        simple and tasty.
        You could also do a deconstructed stuffed cabbage, with the above but adding rice and ground meat (mix of pork and beef is good, depends on what you like)
        along with the tomato. It's not pretty food, but it's homey and tastes good!

        1. Make a tart/quiche - some eggs, cream, gruyere, maybe some onion or leek. Heaven.

          1. Slice it thinly and add it to linguine with garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, butter and grated cheese.

            1. Compost!

              Just kidding. I'd probably shred it, add it to some chopped onions that I'd lightly caramelized in olive oil, add a splash of red wine vinegar and cook it slowly until it gave up most of its liquid. Then I'd add chicken or meat broth and bring to a boil. At that point, I'd probably take the easy way out: through in a handful of risotto rice, simmer until the rice was tender, ladle into bowls and pass the freshly grated parmesan and the pepper mill. Alternatively, I'd skip the rice, ladle it into ovenproof bowls, float a slice of toasted country bread on top, cover with a mix of grated gruyère and emmenthal and broil until the cheese was browned and bubbling.

              1. I'd make a cabbage soup, with a potato or two, some crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, onions, garlic, lots of spices, maybe throw in some white beans and sausage... Mmmm.

                1. Make a gratin. Coarsely shred cabbage and put in greased gratin dish (with an onion, sliced & sauteed if you like). Cover with bechamel or cheese sauce, top with grated cheese and/or bread crumbs, Bake at 375 - 400 till bubbly and the top is browned.

                  1. Make veggie pancakes like these: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs...

                    Or mix in to cold mashed potatoes and make potato cakes.

                    1. Korean Pancakes

                      Slice the cooked cabbage into thin strips, add anything (leftover beef in similar-sized strips, shrimp, etc)

                      Add to pancake batter (or Google "korean pancakes" and adapt your own batter) - the product should have more filling, less batter - fry and enjoy with any number of optional dips (I like Sriracha hot sauce)

                      1. Mmm, make beer braised cabbage with bacon. Quite good! http://christonium.com/culinaryreview...

                        1. Vietnamese stir-fry with egg. Slice it into ribbons and scramble with an egg (I like one egg per quarter cabbage) and about a teaspoon of fish sauce (or to taste) and plenty of black pepper. The original recipe is meant for a quick stir-fry of raw cabbage, but I like my cabbage pretty soft and sweet, so I think it would work for steamed as well.


                          You could also make any kind of hash with it--cabbage, potato, and corned beef.

                          1. Three words...Bacon...Bacon...Bacon!

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                            1. re: crosby_p

                              3 more words: Bacon Bacon Bacon! :D

                              To that I added dijon mustard and caraway seeds in the past. It was a big hit!

                            2. wow, all these suggestions sound so tasty -- every one!
                              mine is a humble offering, however. get a can of Hormel's corned beef, break it up into a skillet with a little oil and add the chopped cabbage with a bit of broth or water. put a lid on the skillet and let it warm through. simple, but hits the spot. if you add more broth, it is a soup, and a darned tasty one.

                              1. Colcannon. I *love* Colcannon.
                                Boil a couple of large potatoes. Reheat the cabbage, then slice thinly (or vise versa)
                                When potatoes are tender, drain and mash, add some butter, S & P, 1/2 cup scalded millk.
                                Combine all. Dig in.

                                There a many variations of this simple recipe...add crumbled smoked bacon, sauteed leeks, etc. But simple is best, IMO.

                                1. keilbasa, apple and cabbage pie

                                  1. I just came across this one from Marcella Hazan.

                                    RISOTTO CON LA VERZA E IL PARMIGIANO
                                    Risotto with savoy cabbage and parmesan