Cabbage is an easy to find vegetable and easy to cook. It is not only delicious but can be blended with a variety of recipes to come up with a number of tasty recipes. There are so many varieties of cabbage around the world, to find out more about cabbages read my write up all about cabbages. In this tasty cabbage patties recipe, we are going to use the common green cabbage. Below are facts about cabbages that you did not know.
12 Facts about cabbages that you must know
- Cabbage belongs to the Cruciferousfamily, a Latin word meaning cross, because the flowers are cross-shaped. It is from the Brassica oleracea species.
- Cabbage has its origins from the Shensi Province, China around 4,000 B.C.
- Cabbages are ancient and traditional vegetable crops which have been cultivated for the last 4000 years.
- Cabbages are considered the national food of Russia due to its highest consumption rate in the world.
- Ancient Chinese believed that cabbage was magic cure for baldness in men.
- Cabbage was thought to be food for poor people, until people were enlightened about its nutritious properties which has made it one of the most nutritional vegetables
- Cabbages are present in varieties like the Red Cabbage sometimes called the purple Cabbage, the Green Cabbage, and the Napa Cabbage, usually found in Chinese cooking.
- Cabbage is healthy being low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
- Cabbages are high in dietary fibers, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium, manganese, vitamin A, thiamin, vitamin B6, calcium and iron.
- A thick-witted person is sometimes referred to as a cabbage head.
- Red cabbage makes an excellent all-natural dye in food or on fabric. 9 Impressive Health Benefits of Cabbage
- Cabbage can be eaten raw or cooked.
Equipment needed for this recipe
Below is the cooking equipment you will need for this recipe. You can buy all this from the online app JUMIA Uganda
- Potato masher
- Wooden spoon
- Frying pan
- Chef knife
- Mixing bowels
2 Tips to Note Before You Cook the Tasty Cabbage Patties
- Heat up the oil before frying the patties to prevent them from getting greasy.
- Wash up cabbage well and carefully to ensure that it is clean. Adding vinegar to the water will prove better results
Half a medium-sized cabbage
1/3 cup of wheat flour
2 garlic cloves
1/4 bunch parsley
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon OF salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Vegetable Oil for frying
DIRECTIONS FOR COOKING TASTY CABBAGE PATTIES
1. Chop the cabbage, and wash it thoroughly. Place the cabbage in a cooking pan. Add 1 litre of water cook and cover, boil for 10 minutes, then drain the cabbages completely. After they cool down use clean hands and press extra water out the cabbages using your hands or cleaning cooing gloves.
2. Chop the onions evenly, and crush the garlic cloves. Sauté the onions for a few minutes and add crushed garlic, sauté them together for 1-2 minutes until they become golden.
3. In a large bowl place the cooked cabbage, and the onion and garlic mixture. Add the parsley, eggs, wheat flour, thyme, salt and black pepper. Mix all the ingredients until they are well incorporated add more wheat if you notice a need for more. Let this mixture rest for at least 10 minutes.
4. Using a sizeable cooking pan heat vegetable oil until it is moderately hot, very hot oil may burn your cabbage patties instead.
5. Shape round or oval patties from cabbage mixture and fry over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes from each side or until golden. Transfer to a platter with a kitchen serviette to get rid of excess oil.
How to minimize the cabbage smell when you are cooking
Add a slice of bread to the cabbage water as you are cooking this will help you to get rid of the smell.
Adding some milk to the boiling water will stop the smell from spreading.
A tablespoon of lemon juice will help minimize the smell of cabbage as you cook.
Ventilating your kitchen and opening windows and doors will let fresh air into your kitchen and carry away the cabbage smell.