How to cook and prep cabbage leaves

Cabbage Leaves – How to Cook and Prep


Cabbage Leaves Recipe


Prepping and cooking cabbage leaves is an important step, when making those delicious cabbage rolls, or as we call it in Armenian : cabbage tolma. For many who never made anything with cabbage leaves it can be quite a challenge to cook and prep those leaves. That’s why I decided to make a quick tutorial on that and put down quick instructions. Especially since I was planning to make a YouTube tutorial on Armenian Traditional dish : tolma.

How to cook and prep cabbage leaves

Hope this will be helpful.

Let’s start!

How to cook and prep cabbage leaves

*Choose a large, at least 5 ½ -6 lbs cabbage

*Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil

*Using a large sharp knife remove the hard core from the center of cabbage

How to cook and prep cabbage leaves

*Carefully place it inside the pot with boiling water, cut side down

*Cook about 20-25 minutes or until the leaves are translucent

*Remember to turn the cabbage from one side to another, as it normally floats and isn’t immersed in the water fully

*As it cooks, outer leaves may end up cooking sooner , remove those and place into cold ice water, to prevent from cooking too much

*Continue to cook until all the leaves are tender, foldable, but not too soft

*Do not overcook the leaves !

How to cook and prep cabbage leaves

*Cut each leaf in the center, leaving the hard core out

*Smaller leaves can be used as is, just trim the core gently ,by making it thinner, smoother

*Refrigerate cabbage leave until ready to use
How to cook and prep cabbage leaves

Posted in Armenian Cuisine.

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