The Savoy cabbage is little used in the United States, which is an absolute shame. It is a wonderful vegetable with a much more aromatic flavor and is also sweeter than its cousin the typical white cabbage.

Savoy Stuffed Cabbage
Recognized by its deep, emerald green leaves that are diapered with a spider web pattern, the light, refreshing leaves are superb, particularly as a wrapping for stuffed dishes. Available in Autumn, the Savoy makes a great stuffed cabbage and here, we present a superb recipe we know you will love – Savoy Stuffed Cabbage. If you cannot find a Savoy at your local supermarket, complain to the store manager and settle for a white cabbage in its place.

Stuffed Savoy Cabbage
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: German
Serves: 10 rolls
  • 1 medium soft savoy cabbage
  • 1 pound ground pork (try to choose a lean and light pink piece; it is a better quality meat)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 Tablespoon breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced smoked bacon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil
  1. In a large pot boil water with a Tablespoon salt.
  2. Peel off gently cabbage leaves, throw away the outer layer.
  3. Put the cabbage leaves in a boiling water and let it blanch for about 5 minutes or until the leaves turn bright green. Dry and cool them on a colander.
  4. Chop onion as thinly as you can, fry it in a tablespoon of oil.
  5. Mix ground pork with spices, breadcrumbs, and onion. Using your hands mix all the ingredients, until they create a smooth feeling. Divide meat into ten equal portions
  6. At that point heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  7. Select the smallest leaves and put a one portion of meat inside, then place it on a big leaf that you will use as wrap.
  8. Put oil in a baking dish and place all the the rolls next to each other.
  9. If you like bacon, cover rolls with bacon slices, or with a few slivers of butter.
  10. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake it for another 20 minutes, until the rolls get slightly brown on top.
  11. Serve with potatoes or rye bread and fresh tomato salad.

Sliced, the Savoy Stuffed Cabbage is a flavorful meatloaf wrapped in a tasty vegetable. Simply extraordinary.

Stuffing the cabbage is easy.

Portion the filling, fold cabbage over, and roll into a simple parcel.

The finished result is simply wonderful.

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