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Pogacele with sauerkraut and bacon

Pogacele with sauerkraut and bacon

Servings: 4

Preparation time: less than 60 minutes

RECIPE PREPARATION Pogacele with sauerkraut and bacon:

We quickly knead a tender dough of flour, butter, an egg, a pinch of salt and then spread a sheet. Cut with the mouth of a glass circles and put in the middle a few strands of sauerkraut and a small piece of bacon or bacon, what .Then we close them by pressing with the fingertips the edges on top of each other like a wallet. Now we grease them with a mixture of a yolk and a teaspoon of tomato paste. preheat oven to brown.


Cabbage hardened Transylvanian recipe from sweet cabbage, new cabbage

Cabbage hardened Transylvanian recipe from sweet cabbage, new cabbage. How to make kale? A simple recipe for garnish of white cabbage seasoned with onion, salt, oil, pepper and cumin. From it we make the famous cabbage noodles, the Transylvanian specialty.

In Transylvania they eat a lot of cabbage and potatoes, except polenta. Transylvanian quality cabbage it is very tasty and easy to prepare. It is a garnish with pork steaks, roast sausages or a kind of stand-alone fasting. It is made from sweet white cabbage or new spring cabbage.

At home sweet cabbage is cooked very simple with a little onion and mousse with cumin and a lot of pepper. This quality cabbage is also the basis of celebrities Transylvanian cabbage noodles & # 8211 see recipe here.

The new cabbage is much more tender than the one we find in winter and it cooks much faster. In just 5 & # 8211 7 minutes the cabbage meal is ready! In Transylvania, no tomato juice or broth is added to plain cabbage. We also make cabbage food with tomatoes, but in the oven (I leave the recipe at the end).

Here's how I did it Pan-fried pies filled with this quality cabbage & # 8211 an extra tasty recipe that is also fasting.

My great-grandmother used a & # 8222jilau & # 8221 & # 8211 meaning a large wooden grater with adjustable cutting blades. It had a screw with which to fix the space to obtain thicker or thinner slices. Cabbage was given to him and he came out faithfully. Of course you can also cut cabbage with a sharp knife.

Sprinkle the chopped cabbage with a pinch of salt and leave to soak for a few minutes. After that, it rubs lightly in the palms, without crushing and damaging it permanently. Do not squeeze it like laundry because the cabbage juice is the one in which it will suffocate and harden. Water is not added to hard cabbage except in extreme cases & # 8211 there are also very dry cabbages.

For this recipe of sauerkraut I used a white cabbage of 800 g. It decreases a lot during cooking so it results approx. 4-5 servings of sauerkraut.


Fasting cabbage

How to start the fasting cabbage recipe. Chop the peppers and onions. Put them to harden in a little oil, over low to medium heat, in a larger bowl. When they have softened, season with salt and pepper and add diced tomatoes.

Meanwhile, wash and chop the not very small cabbage scales. This is the secret to the best fasting cabbage.

After 2-3 minutes from when you put the tomato to harden, add the tomato paste. Stir, add a powder of smoked paprika if you like, put the lid on and let it simmer.

Put the chopped cabbage in the bowl in which you fry the vegetables and mix gently. If it doesn't fit all at first, add as much as you can and, as it softens, add more from time to time.

Let the cabbage cook over low heat, stirring about every 10 minutes, and it's important! & # 8211 covered with a lid, so as not to burn and leave the juice alone.

Towards the end, for an extra flavor, you can add other spices such as: thyme or bay leaf.

Fasting cabbage & # 8211 recipe

Recommended recipe by housewives, you can easily and quickly prepare the tastiest fasting cabbage.

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What else to cook with sweet cabbage - 10 simple and tasty recipes

As you probably know, cabbage is a food full of miraculous properties.

Since ancient times, the Romans had discovered how useful cabbage leaves are in relieving pain. In ancient Greece, too, cabbage was famous for its medicinal properties.

Even today, researchers praise cabbage for slowing the growth of cancer cells due to a substance it contains called indole. It also has certain substances that produce anticancer enzymes.

But, in addition to the beneficial properties it has on our health, cabbage is also a tasty food that can be cooked in many ways.

Because during this period it is found in abundance everywhere, we we tell you 10 simple and tasty recipes to make with sweet cabbage:


We take the cabbage and chop it finely (so it boils faster), sprinkle it with salt and leave it for about 30 minutes.


While the cabbage is talking about the salt, we get to work: chop the onion and put it to harden.


Cut the smoked bacon into strips or as we wish and add it over the hardened onion together with salt, pepper and paprika.


Mix everything and let the flavors blend.


But now that the 30 minutes have passed and we have to start "squeezing" the cabbage so that the water comes out of it.


Add the squeezed cabbage over the bacon that sizzles in the pot


Mix everything well so that the cabbage does not stick.


Separately, put 1 l of water in a saucepan and bathe the powdered borscht (1 teaspoon), the knorr cubes and mix well.


Pour this mixture over everything in the pot, mix well, leave on the stove until it starts to boil, add a little rain of paprika and put everything in the oven for an hour and a half.