Did you know that Ukrainians eat about seven times as much cabbage as the average North American? With recipes like this, it's no wonder!
Here's another one to help you celebrate World Cabbage Day.
Nalysnyky (crépes) with cabbage
½ cup milk
3 tablespoons water
½ cup sifted flour
¼ tsp. salt
Beat eggs until light; add the mild, water and the remaining ingredients. Beat until smooth. Use a small frying pan about six inches in diameter. Butter it lightly and heat well. Pour a few tablespoons of the batter into the pan, just enough to give it a thin coating. Tile the pan back and forth to spread the batter evenly. To assure tenderness the cakes should not be turned over. Make sure you butter the pan each time. Layer onto a plate until all batter is used.
Kapusta (cabbage) filling:
2 cups cabbage, shredded
2 cups sauerkraut, drained
½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms (or more)
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper (or to taste)
6 Tbsp oil
Fry cabbage and sauerkraut in 3 Tbsp oil until all liquid evaporates. Remove from pan. Add remaining 3 tablespoons oil to pan and add chopped onion, mushrooms. Fry until tender (about ten minutes).
Add to cabbage mixture and season with salt and pepper.
Divide filling according to number of crepes made. Place one portion of the filling on each pancake and roll up. Put the pancake rolls on a greased baking dish, drizzle with melted butter or oil and bake at 350ºF until golden brown, about thirty five minutes.