How to soften Finnish cabbage?

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agroot
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How to soften Finnish cabbage?

Post by agroot » Tue May 28, 2019 8:26 pm

Any ideas?

I have no problem with the smaller cabbage, but the huge Finnish cabbage seems impossible to soften.

Tried slow cooking for 24 hours. Still hard and big - it's supposed to be reduced in size significantly after like 5 minutes!

Trying boiling with salt water now, nothing after 15 minutes. What should I do?? :roll:



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harakka
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Re: How to soften Finnish cabbage?

Post by harakka » Wed May 29, 2019 8:36 am

Are you trying to cook it whole? Try chopping it into pieces first.


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Re: How to soften Finnish cabbage?

Post by inkku » Wed May 29, 2019 12:45 pm

buy kiinankaali


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Re: How to soften Finnish cabbage?

Post by agroot » Thu May 30, 2019 12:05 am

harakka wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 8:36 am
Are you trying to cook it whole? Try chopping it into pieces first.
Yes I opened it layer by layer.

There was some progress today - after boiling for more than 20 minutes yesterday in salt water, stored in fridge over night and then fried on a pan it was finally broken apart and softened. But not the way I expected because it's still thick, not shrunk into thin curved pieces like usual cabbage (like Korean ones).
inkku wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:45 pm
buy kiinankaali
I thought they're the same! :oops: Thanks!

Now I have to find some ways to deal with the remaining part ... still huge...


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Re: How to soften Finnish cabbage?

Post by inkku » Thu May 30, 2019 4:33 pm

Btw, in my books you are becoming the poster of the year, such a wide range of extremely odd topics. always waiting to see you opening a new thread! :ochesey:


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Re: How to soften Finnish cabbage?

Post by harakka » Thu May 30, 2019 7:37 pm

agroot wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 12:05 am
Now I have to find some ways to deal with the remaining part ... still huge...
Finnish cabbage casserole or cabbage rolls.


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Re: How to soften Finnish cabbage?

Post by agroot » Fri May 31, 2019 10:45 pm

harakka wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:37 pm
Finnish cabbage casserole or cabbage rolls.
Thanks!! :D :D


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Re: How to soften Finnish cabbage?

Post by agroot » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:45 pm

harakka wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:37 pm
Finnish cabbage casserole or cabbage rolls.
cabbage rolls failed. It's so damn hard and thick :oops:


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Re: How to soften Finnish cabbage?

Post by tkf » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:23 am

Make rumbledethumps

https://www.thespruceeats.com/rumbledet ... ipe-435824

I do bake cabbage alot & with meat juices it softens nicely and reheated its supper soft.


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