Galumpkis

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Also known as cabbage rolls or stuffed cabbage. This is one of the few ethnic dishes that I remember from my childhood. There are a number of variations ( i.e. raisins in the filling or a crushed tomato sauce) but I kept this one simple, using the tomato soup that I remember for the sauce .

Ingredients:

Head of cabbage
1 pound of hamburger
1 small onion, diced
1 cup of cooked white rice
1 egg
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 can of tomato soup

Method:

1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Core the head of cabbage. Remove any damaged outer leaves. Peel off about 8 or 9  leaves. Trim the thick vein on the outer part of the leaves. Plunge them into the boiling water for a couple of minutes until they soften. Drain and set aside on paper towels.
2. Put the hamburger, onion, cooked rice, egg, salt and pepper and a couple of tablespoons of the tomato soup into a bowl and mix well.
3. Put a lump of filling on each cabbage leaf and roll it into a neat little package. You should have enough filling for 8 or 9 rolls.
4. Place the rolls in a sauté pan or a heavy bottom pan that can go from stove top to oven. Cover the rolls with the tomato soup and just enough water to rinse out the can. Bring to a boil on the top of the stove. Cover and put in a 350 over for about 35 to 40 minutes.

If any of my cousins are reading this, this tastes like what we used to have when we were kids!

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About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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One Response to Galumpkis

  1. Janet says:

    I remember eating these at your parent’s house when we were kids. At some point along the way, I got your mother’s recipe which is tucked away somewhere. You have now inspired me to make them once again. A Polish tradition that jogs wonderful childhood memories!

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