I’ve never loved cabbage, let alone a whole stuffed cabbage cake. As I’ve grown older, I’ve expanded my palette into other cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Cabbage has become a go-to in my book for fall and winter comfort food.
A Chou Farci is a French stuffed cabbage cake or roll. We typically make an entire cake, but we had individual ones in Burgundy and they were adorable (and the best we’ve ever had). Chou Farci is usually filled with a combination of meat, vegetables, and rice. You could easily make a vegetarian Chou Farci by substituting lentils or farro for the meat. We’ve made a few different versions. Below is what we make at home.