Oumense Onder die Komberse

Oumense Onder die Komberse

Oumense Onder die Komberse

Recipe by Fatima SydowCourse: Main

Also known is kool frikkadel, meatballs wrapped in steamed cabbage leaves


  • 1 medium curly top cabbage

  • 2 onions, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves

  • 3 all spice

  • 3 marrow bones

  • 400 g blade beef

  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper

  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg

  • 4 tbsp oil

  • Salt to taste

  • 800 steak mince

  • 4 slices of stale white bread, soaked in water and squeezed dry

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped


  • In a large pot, heat the oil on a medium heat, add the onions, salt, marrow bones, cloves, all spice and beef and braise until golden brown. Add a cup of hot water and place the cabbage leaves, veins removed, on top of the meat to steam until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl mix together the meatball ingredients until well combined. Remove the cabbage leaves and fill with meatball mixture, rolling up the cabbage leave to make neat little parcels and set aside.
  • Cook the meat until almost tender, add the black pepper, nutmeg, meatball parcels and one cup of hot water
  • and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Serve with white rice.

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