Brown cabbage with klumb

Kale, known here as brown cabbage, is eaten with many traditional dishes, especially in the northern states of Germany. This hearty menu comes from Saxony-Anhalt (Magdeburger Börde region).

The green cab bage is called brown cabbage here, Klump is a potato pancake dough made from grated potatoes with egg and spices, which is baked in a pan.

Brown cabbage with lump recipe

Recipe brown cabbage with klumb

Hearty: Kale with meat from the oven.
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Course: main dish
Cuisine: Saxony Anhalt
Keyword: savoury
Difficulty: Practised
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4

Ingredients & Shopping list

  • 1 kg kale
  • 750 g pork
  • 750 g potatoes (floury cooking) 
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 arge vegetable onion
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 4 pears
  • 1 tbsp clarified butter
  • salt, pepper


  • Strip the kale from the thick stems, wash thoroughly and blanch in salted water for 2 minutes. Drain and leave to cool slightly.
  • Roughly chop the kale.
  • Cut the pork into cubes.
  • Sauté the onions in 1 tablespoon of clarified butter. Brown the meat in it.
  • Add the kale and pour 1 l of water. Season with salt and pepper and cook covered for 30 minutes.
  • Quarter and core the pears and add to the cabbage. Steam for another 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, peel and wash the potatoes and grate them coarsely with the onion. Wrap in a cotton cloth and squeeze the juice thoroughly.
  • Immediately pour into a bowl and mix with the eggs and a little salt.
  • Transfer the kale mixture to an ovenproof dish and spread the potato mixture over the top. Put the butter in flakes on top.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 175 degrees for about 40 minutes until golden.


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