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Freezing cabbage instead of blanching to make stuffed cabbage?

Midlife | Nov 14, 200906:44 PM     14

I like to make stuffed cabbage but find the blanching of the cabbage leaves to add an extra difficulty, mostly because I tend to over-blanch and they tear. I was curious to see an episode of Julia & Jacques today in which they seemed to be saying that freezing a cored head of cabbage has the same effect as blanching the leaves separately. At least............... they showed what appeared to be solid cored heads that had been frozen and, with some thawing, were able to peel off the leaves which had become soft and pliable. Must have something to do with the water in the cabbage and I'm sure Alton Brown could explain it easily.

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