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Old 07-06-2017, 04:43 PM
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Question Brussel Sprout Leaves for Cabbage Rolls?

Anyone tried using Brussel Sprout leaves for "cabbage" rolls?
The leaves are really tall. Just wondering if they'd taste similar?
First year growing them. Do the plants need all the leaves to form little brussels?
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:02 PM
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I would think the Brussels sprout leaves would be tough, but if you don't mind chewy cabbage rolls that taste a little strong, they would probably work. The best thing for cabbage rolls is the OS Cross cabbage, as they have a smaller central vein in the leaves. That allows for easier rolling and the leaves have a milder taste.
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Default Freezin Cabbage First

Instead of boiling the cabbage leaves, I just freeze the whole head for a day or so.
Sure makes them easier to work with.

I wondered if Brussel Sprout leaves might be a tad strong.
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:39 AM
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Blanch them first, chill really quick, then that takes a lot of the strong taste.

We do a lot of Italian cabbage, unless you blanch it first, not very pleasing.

I would think the same thing would be good for the BS
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