Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Kapustyanyy pyrih (Капустяний пиріг, Ukrainian-Style Cabbage

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Ingredients

for the filling

1 medium cabbage head, about 4 cups shredded

1 medium onion, sliced

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped

1/4 cup fresh dill chopped

1 cup feta cheese, crumbled

for the batter

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup sour cream

1 cup mayonnaise

5 eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

sesame or poppy seeds, optional

Directions

In a large bowl mix shredded cabbage, sliced onion, parsley, dill, salt and pepper, set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter or spray a pie plate or a casserole dish with baking spray.

Make your pie batter by adding to a large work bowl, the flour, baking powder, baking soda. and salt. Whisk to combine. In another work bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise and lightly beaten eggs. Fold wet ingredients into the flour mixture.

Pour 2/3 of the batter to the baking dish. Using a clean dish towel, squeeze out the excess liquid from cabbage filling, wringing with your hands. There may be lots of water. Then spread the cabbage mixture on top of the batter. Crumble feta evenly on the top of the cabbage, then cover with the rest of the batter. Sprinkle on sesame or poppy seeds, if using. Bake for 1 hour, or until the pie is golden brown and the sides are slightly pulled from the baking dish. Serve hot or room temperature.

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