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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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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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Re: How to soften Finnish cabbage?

Post by sonK » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:06 pm

Have you tried slicing them finely then cook with water and the cover on? Alternatively a pressure cooker works great! I had problems with Finnish potatoes too untill I could read Finnish then choose the correct potatoes for the dish. Good luck! :thumbsup: :D

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Re: How to soften Finnish cabbage?

Post by agroot » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:14 pm

sonK wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:06 pm
Have you tried slicing them finely then cook with water and the cover on? Alternatively a pressure cooker works great! I had problems with Finnish potatoes too untill I could read Finnish then choose the correct potatoes for the dish. Good luck! :thumbsup: :D
Thanks! But pressure cooker is rare here? Did find it on amazon the price is :shock: Someone (a Finn) told me I don't need that (or a lot of things) but I still couldn't make cabbage soft like the usual kind in Asia. haven't been able to eat any cabbage since I came.

There are different potatoes?? Can you share the terms? :D

PS: slicing didn't work. Finnish cabbage is very, very hard.

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Re: How to soften Finnish cabbage?

Post by Upphew » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:36 pm

agroot wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:14 pm
There are different potatoes?? Can you share the terms? :D
There are several dozen different varieties cultivated in Finland and imported stuff on top of that. So yeah, there are difference between potato and potato :)
https://www.jylkkari.fi/2011/05/lesson- ... tato-code/
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Re: How to soften Finnish cabbage?

Post by agroot » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:10 pm

I found the solution!

Freeze and unfreeze cabbage at least once, then sink in rapeseed oil and fry at mid/mid-high fire. Now it's better than chinese restaurants here :D

Why so many recipes told me to use olive oil when it can't sustain high temp. will not buy again.


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