Savory Cabbage Strudel

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Savory Cabbage Strudel
Makes 4 Strudels
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  1. 1 Head Green Cabbage, shredded
  2. 1 Sweet Onion, medium, finely sliced
  3. 1 cup Carrots, julienned
  4. 6 Bacon strips, cut in ¼ pieces
  5. To taste Salt and pepper
  6. 8 Sheets Filo dough (typical sheet size is approximately 10” x 12”
  7. 2 sticks Butter, melted
  8. 2 cups Marinara or Pasta Sauce of Choice
  1. In a medium size sauce pot or large skillet, cook bacon pieces until crisp
  2. Add onions to bacon and the resulting grease and continue to cook while stirring until the onions are soft
  3. Add the carrots and cabbage to the mixture and cook while stirring until the cabbage is tender
  4. Turn out the cooked vegetable mixture into a large bowl, season with salt and pepper and allow it to cool
  5. Pre-heat an oven to 400 F
  6. Melt butter
  7. Unfold filo sheets onto a flat working surface
  8. Lightly brush butter on one sheet then place a second sheet on top. Butter the second sheet also
  9. Strain off any excess juices from the cooled cabbage mixture then place ¼ of the cabbage mixture in a tube like shape along the bottom edge of the narrow end of the buttered filo sheets
  10. Fold the bottom edge of the filo dough over the cabbage and roll forward and away from you to create a large egg roll tube-like strudel shape
  11. Repeat for the remaining mixture and strudel dough sheets and place each, seam side down, on a non-stick baking sheet
  12. Brush the tops of each strudel with the remaining melted butter and bake in a 400 F oven until medium brown (approximately 20 minutes).
  13. Serve the strudels with heated marinara or pasta sauce
Nino Salvaggio