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Mar 18, 2009 06:11 AM

LEFTOVER Boiled Cabbage

OK - so we had a great St Patty's Day dinner
all the corned beef is gone (10#)

I bought and cooked 2 heads of cabbage and cut it up into 8 wedges each - it looks like I have about a full head left !!!

Cabbage was sweet and tasty - but I have all that leftover !!!


I hate to throw it out -

but I cannot think of what to do with leftover boiled cabbage !!!

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  1. I would cook some stew beef, add some tomatoes, onions, celery, and peppers, and mix this with the cabbage to make a cabbage soup.

      1. how about fritters, served with a fried egg?
        i also like johnresa's soup, but you can use lean hamburger meat and canned tomatoes, along with onion, celery, peppers to make the famous "diet soup" that tastes so good, but carries with it little guilt....,1748,...

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        1. re: alkapal

          Bubble and squeak, traditionally made with leftover cabbage and potatoes from the kind of beefy meal you describe.

          Example recipe:

        2. Cream of Cabbage Soup

          Saute 2 stalks celery and 1 large onion in 2 T. butter in a Dutch oven. When translucent, add your cabbage, 1 large russet potato (cut up), 3 c. chicken or veggie broth, 3 c. milk, s&p to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 mins. Puree. Finish with a little cream, if you like.

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          1. re: pikawicca

            How much cabbage...about one head of leftover cooked????

            1. re: jragusa

              As much as you've got. This is a very flexible recipe.

          2. Slice very thin. You can then treat like a flat pasta or noodles, or add to flat pasta/noodles, with butter, cheese, sliced onions, garlic, poppy seeds, et cet, as seasonings.

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            1. re: Karl S

              Karl beat me to it...but this is a really good daughter is celiac (no gluten and therefore no regular pasta for her). I make lasagna subsituting the cabbage for the noodles. When I first tried this, I made a regular one, too. But the verdict was that the cabbage actually added an intertesting twist.

              And then there are cabbage rolls...a million recipes for those and some utilize wilted cabbage leaves to roll the rice/veal or beef mixtures in.