Freeze Cabbage for No-Cook Cabbage Roll Prep
Want to cut down your prep time when making cabbage rolls? Follow this simple tip for a no-cook way to prepare your cabbage leaves for stuffing.
If you want to make stuffed cabbage leaves, you don't have to cook the leaves to make them pliable. It’s a lot easier just to freeze the cabbage—an added benefit is it doesn’t stink up your house. The night before you want to use it, cut out the core so the leaves will peel off easily, then put the cabbage in the freezer.
The next day, let the cabbage thaw out a few hours before you start to stuff the leaves. Freezing breaks down the structure of the leaves, making them pliable and unlikely to crack or break when you pull them from the head or roll them for stuffing.