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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cabbage Cake (Torta de Repollo)

You know how I love trying new recipes...and Erica at My Columbian Recipes always seems to have such good ones. So here is another Erica inspired recipe. Torta de Repollo is a traditional Colombian recipe that can be served as a side or main dish. I made it as a main dish and added meat to it...just to be a little different, and I had some ground chicken to use up. I would love this a lunch, brunch or breakfast!


3 tablespoon olive oil (or butter)

2 shallots (or 3 scallions), finely chopped

3 cups sliced cabbage (1 head), cored

1/2 - 1 lb ground chicken (or pork )

1/2 lb monteray jack white cheese, shredded (you can use what you have like mozzarella or queso blanco)

1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder>

5 beaten eggs

1 cup of milk

1/2 cup of bread crumbs

1/4 cup fresh parsley

Salt and pepper


In a large skillet heat oil or butter and saute shallots until tender, about 5 minutes.

Brown the meat until no longer pink or the juices run clear.

Add the cabbage and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, transfer to a bowl.

Add the cheese, eggs, milk, bread crumbs, meat, parsley and seasoning and salt and pepper.

Transfer to a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until is set at 350 F.

Serve with tomato sauce.

This is a tasty way to eat your cabbage. I have been trying to discover way to enjoy it and eating it more.

I am up In Michigan right now for my nieces wedding. They have had a late spring and the trees are just starting to bud here.

...but not in bloom yet...

...I thought I would share some of our Spring trees in bloom from Florida. The Jacaranda from my neighbors house is so pretty, and the ground gets covered in the same purple blanket. It is just about done now.

I was hoping to see all the beautiful flowering trees they have here. If I find some I'll post it later.

Have a great weekend.


  1. Lyndsey, I love how you go into the background of the dishes you are creating. This one looks great and like you said, it may get us to eat more cabbage. I will have to try it. Looks delicious. Hope you have beautiful weather for a beautiful wedding in Michigan!

  2. This is totally new to me yet I can imagine its wonderful taste just by looking at the recipe. Cabbage and ground chicken sound lovely!

  3. I love cabbage and just found a unique way to eat it with your recipe this is wonderful!

  4. sooper dooper innovative cake...souds awesome..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  5. I have never cooked cabbage in any way except in curries and stirfries or mixed into potstickers...this is indeed a great way to make the boys eat their cabbage!

  6. It looks like a gigantic baked cabbage omelette. Simply lovely! I have to admit that Erica is such a fabulous colombian cook. She always have something interesting on her manual. Btw, the tree looks fantastic. How beautiful is the colour. I'm glad you're having a great time back home. Would love to hear more about it. Have fun!
    Best regards, Kristy

  7. This looks really good Lyndsey! You are lucky to be away from our area of Florida right now, we've been invaded by massive swarms of lovebugs! ICK!!

  8. What a brilliant idea of turning cabbage into such a savoury treat!

  9. This is really very creative and lovely cake, L!

  10. Lyndsey-So nice to meet another Floridian...although you're on the opposite side from us, it's really beautiful in your area, as well.
    I love cabbage with just about any way you make it, and your cabbage cake reminds me of a KUGEL...a typical cabbage dish, any way you name it, I love it! So comforting, and delicious.
    Thank you for commenting on my blog, I'm following your blog, so I can keep up with your latest post:DDD

  11. What a lovely dish, I've never heard of this one.
    I love how the flowers come out this time of year, and I know what you mean about them making a "blanket" of coloured petals. It looks magical.
    *kisses* HH

  12. Wow. I have to say this looks fantastic and it something i never would have thought of. Printing it out now to try

  13. Oh how I miss the Jacarandas since moving from South Africa. Lovely photo. Diane

  14. That's definitely a "slice of cake" I'd have a couple servings of. Congratulations to your niece!

  15. Your cabbage cake sounds like something I can eat any time of the day. It loooks really yummy! I don't think I've seen a Jacaranda but it looks gorgeous. Have fun in Michigan!

  16. This is a lovely and yummy dessert Lindsay I love cabbage, look nice and I love Erica Blog, xgloria

  17. What an interesting recipe! Looks like it'd be an easy gf modification. Thanks for sharing.

  18. I have never heard to this recipe, but tis is very tempting; we love cabbage and this is a new one that looks like our kind of food.

  19. My husband, of Polish ancestry, would love this recipe. I will have to make it for him, maybe for Father's Day.
    Jacaranda is blooming here in Mexico, also. Always a lovely sight.


  20. Who knew cabbage could be so appealing? Looks delicious!

  21. Interesting way to use cabbage. I bet you could slip some greens into this recipe too (spinach or chard, maybe?) to give it even more nutritional, the cheese can convince even the pickiest eater to try it. I like it!

  22. Love the addition of meat or poultry!What a wonderful idea! Love that cake and I am glad you made it!

  23. Erica, Im so glad you liked it. I can't believe how good the tomato sauce complimented it! Thanks!

  24. Sounds wonderful and looks oh so yummy!!

  25. Oh,I'm so glad I stumbled accross your blog - I'm always looking for things to make cabbage more interesting. I'm definitely going to give this one a try - I might even be able to persuade my Little G to try it if it comes with tomato sauce!

  26. Thanks everyone for spending time with me and all your wonderful comments.

    Rosie - It's nice to meet you, I am glad I could help. It is an easy recipe an the tomato sauce really makes it. I just went and tagged a few more of my "cabbage" recipes. I think I have more, I'll check into it.

  27. This dish sounds delicious! I'm a huge cabbage fan :)


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