Swedish Cabbage rolls – Kåldolmar

Swedish cabbage rolls
Swedish cabbage rolls

Cabbage rolls are considered as one of Sweden’s national dishes. But in fact, as it was imported by the Swedish King Karl XII from Turkey. It can be a little tricky to make but well worth the work.

1 cabbage head
1 teaspoon salt
350 grams of minced beef
300 ml cooked, cold long-grain rice
150ml milk
2 pinches of pepper
2 tsp salt
Boil a lot of water and salt. Cut around the head cabbage root so that the leaves can get loose. Boil the cabbage with the root upwards. Loosen and remove the leaves by hand as they soften. Add the leaves to drain. Mix the cooked rice with ground beef, milk, salt and pepper. Add a heaping tablespoon of the rather loose mince in a cabbage leaf , fold in sides and roll up into one package. Repeat with the next sheet and continue until you have run out of mince.
Now it’s time to fry. Heat some fat in a pan. Add in some dolmar when the butter starts to turn brown, they should lie with the seam down at first. Steak dolmens neat golden brown around. Add them in a owen proff pan. Stir the sky in the pan with some water and pour this over the dolmens. After the roast in the oven, covered on low heat for half an hour. Post dolmens on hot plates and rode the gravy with a little flour and water. Bring to boil and season with soy sauce and cream.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. sianjulian says:

    Oo what an interesting way to use cabbage – kind of like stuffed vine leaves! I think I’m going to give this one a go.


    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Yes try them and let me know what you think. 🙂 Its very much alike with the wineleafs. Acutally it came from that dish, long, long time ago. 🙂


  2. ChgoJohn says:

    Mom used to make stuffed cabbage and I really enjoyed them. I like that yours are browned on top, allowing the cabbage to caramelize a little. That always adds nice flavor to a dish and I bet your cabbage rolls are delicious.


    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thanks. 🙂 Yes to brown them makes a hugh different to them. I always want my cabbage ti carameliz as it brings out so much more falvours into the dish. Try them you will love them for sure. 🙂


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