Kaalilaatikko (cabbage box..)

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Raisa
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Kaalilaatikko (cabbage box..)

Post by Raisa » Thu May 22, 2003 4:07 pm

You guys tried good ole Finnish cabbage bake yet?
Here goes, cheap and yummmmmmy.

1 White cabbage
1 Onion
2-3 dl rice
500g mince

Salt
White pepper
Syrup

Chop cabbage, thicker bits quite finely. Simmer half a cabbage at a time in a drop of water until a bit transparent (like softened onion).

Meanwhile cook rice. Fry mince with onion.

When cabbage is nice an soft-ish mix it with rice an mince.
Add salt, white pepper and syrup. Taste the mixture to get the balance right (and don't be too shy with syrup, you want it slightly sweet).

In an ovenproof dish bake, 200 C, for about an hour until golden brown.
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Serve with puolukkahillo. (Or if you dont have Lingonberry sauce then Cranberry Sauce will do the same trick, thank God cause can't find puolukka in the UK....)

Do give it a go!!!

Raisa :D

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Post by Sara » Thu May 22, 2003 4:13 pm

sorry if Im being a bit dim here but isnt that just like cabbage rolls only not fiddly?


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Post by Hank W. » Thu May 22, 2003 4:17 pm

Yup, and the cabbage is in smaller increments (hopefully). I like mine fried though and not baked (AND NO RAISINS OK) and a dash of curry helps...
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Post by Sara » Thu May 22, 2003 4:25 pm

and a pair of lead lined pants for the fallout :P :wink:


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Post by Raisa » Thu May 22, 2003 4:26 pm

Yeah the flavour is quite similar BUT X-times nicer than cabbage rolls. And the bake is quite nice and loose and doesn't have the possible 'sogginess' of rolls. And cause cabbage is simmered and then baked it's supposed to be much tummy friendlier that rolls. Cause cooking it like that gets fid of the gassy stuff. And I only say 'simmer' cause I use a DROP of water so the cabbage won't stick to the pan, but nothings stopping you frying it butter instead....

And yes it's less hassle and you can chop it finely as you want......


A true Finnish classic.
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Post by Hank W. » Thu May 22, 2003 4:26 pm

Sara wrote:and a pair of lead lined pants for the fallout :P :wink:

You said that, not I :mrgreen:
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Post by Sara » Thu May 22, 2003 4:32 pm

ahhhh well I still remember last Fridays conversation :wink:

Reminds me of that TV advert at the moment for Neste, where the bloke is sat on the edge of a full bath eating pea soup, ready for his 'home-made' jacuzzi :D :mrgreen: :D


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Post by Hank W. » Thu May 22, 2003 4:55 pm

...straight out of a can... yeah. All the flashes are Finnish jokes about the stingy people of Laihia (like we call a 'lenkki' a loop so a sausage loop or a running loop is the same. What is a Laihia sauna loop - around the sauna once with mustard in the armpit. Where do Laihia people have the wedding - in the hen house so the rice doesn't get wasted etc.)
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