This baked cream cabbage recipe was given to me by Ruth Kerekgyarto. -Travel Animal Doctor
She will forever be in our hearts. Every time we have this dish we will be thinking of her.
Preheat oven to:
1 medium head cabbage
3 Tbl butter
3 Tbl flour
1/2 tsp salt
1.5 cups milk
1/2 c. cracker or bread crumbs
Shred cabbage fine. Cook about 7 minutes in boiling salt water.
Drain and arrange in buttered casserole. Make white sauce of butter, flour, salt and milk. Pour over cabbage.
Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake in moderate oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit until brown.
The baked cream cabbage casserole is ready to be served.
I really enjoyed this recipe because it made so much with so little ingredients. I did not have to eat a whole lot of it for it to fill me up. My husband did not care for the recipe because he likes a bit more flavor. He also thought the consistency was a bit watery for his tastes.
With the right side dishes I think this main dish would be a great meal. All of the ingredients to create the casserole are relatively cheap. As someone who wants to eat healthy, is watching her weight, and is living on a budget, I would make this dish again.
What I Would Change
Since my husband did not like the consistency, I would probably just play with making it less watery. For added flavor I would probably pair it with a green beans with almonds recipe, and a nice, naturally sweetened smoothie.
The last time I went to the health foods store I bought vegan protein. I could see adding a scoop to the cabbage mixture to make the casserole firmer. I love adding the vegan protein to my smoothies, and it seems to bring me some well needed energy.
Hemp hearts are another alternative protein source readily available at health food stores. This is a great source of protein for vegans and vegetarians. While I use it in my smoothies, I can also see adding it to the bread crumbs on top of the cabbage casserole. This may be a change I integrate into the recipe in the future.
BON APETIT, and enjoy the baked cream cabbage casserole from Travel Animal Doctor.