An alternative to bread: hearty cabbage pancakes in 10 minutes

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Pancakes with cabbage
Pancakes with cabbage

Pancakes are a delicious, simple, hearty, and very easy-to-prepare dish. They can be a great alternative to bread because they are based on flour dough. They can also be served for breakfast, with jam, and condensed milk, but you should also try cooking them with vegetables, such as cabbage.

Young cabbage

Culinary expert Yevhen Klopotenko has shared a recipe for delicious cabbage pancakes on his website that you can prepare in just 10 minutes.

Recipe for cabbage pancakes



  • Kefir – 300 ml
  • Flour – 200 g
  • Egg – 1 pc.
  • Sugar – 1 tsp.
Dough for pancakes
  • Soda – 1/2 tsp.
  • Sunflower oil – 3 tbsp (+100 ml for frying pancakes)
  • Salt – 1 pinch
Buttermilk for dough
  • Sour cream (for serving) – if desired
  • Basil (for serving) – a few sprigs


  • Cabbage – 250-300 g.
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp.
Cabbage for dishes
  • Salt – 1 tsp.

Method of preparation:

1. Finely chop the cabbage and put it in a bowl, add lemon juice and salt to taste, mix with your hands, and leave it to marinate for 15 minutes.

Cabbage for the filling

2. Dough: Pour the kefir into a bowl, add the egg, salt and sugar, and baking soda along with the flour. Mix well until smooth, so that the dough is like thick sour cream.

Pancake batter

3. Pour the oil into the finished batter and mix.

4. Squeeze the cabbage, add it to the dough, and mix.

Cabbage for stuffing

5. Heat a frying pan and fry the pancakes.

Serve the pancakes with sour cream and sprinkle with basil.

Ready-made pancakes

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