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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!

Ingredients



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

Method:


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.