For making stuffed cabbage rolls, put the cabbage in the freezer (whole) for a few hours until it's pretty solid. Take it out and leave it to thaw. The cabbage leaves will be soft and pliable - no need to boil them - and so easy to stuff and roll. Saves a lot of work!
By Cett from Malta, Europe
Onions in the freezer for soups and stews reduces cooking time and crying time. Something about the cold cuts the strength of the aroma that makes you cry. (09/19/2007)
Great tip, and boiling depletes the vitamin C that cabbage is known for. Much better! (09/19/2007)
When I fix stuffed cabbage, I only cut off the leaves I need and put the rest in the crisper. I wash the leaves off in salt water and then put them in a pot of hot water till soft. They roll up ok for me and i don't waste the rest of the cabbage. I can use it another day and make two meals out of one cabbage. (09/19/2007)
By Margaret, TX
Hi there! You don't HAVE to freeze the whole cabbage of course. Just take off the amount of leaves you want and freeze those. I use a whole cabbage because my kids love stuffed cabbage rolls in tomato sauce and I make a LOT to freeze portions for later. Saves even more time. (09/20/2007)
What a great idea!!!It's a keeper. (09/20/2007)
By Mary Lou
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