I think I had a craving for haluski this week because it reminds me of home. I decided to make it hoping the hubs would help eat it because (A) its got pasta noodles in it and (B) he had it before in Pittsburgh and claimed to like it. There are a lot of ways to make haluski but I'm using a family recipe that I've tweaked to add some onion just because I like the flavor it adds.
If you've never had haluski, a.k.a. pan-fried cabbage and noodles, its a Polish/Slovak dish that is very popular where I grew up. It's very easy to make and requires few ingredients.
At one point while I was making this haluski, the hubs comes into the kitchen and says "Heeeeey babushka!" To which I replied, "You know what a babushka is, right?" ha!
- 1 Medium Green Cabbage
- 1 package Egg Noodles
- 1 stick Butter, melted
- 1/2 cup White Sugar
- 1/2 cup Vinegar
- 1 cup Water
- 1 Sweet Onion, carmelized
|Onion is missing from this photo|
Step 1: Slice and caramelize your sweet onion.
Step 3: Combine the melted butter, water, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper into a small bowl and mix well.
Step 4: Place the cabbage into a dutch over on your stovetop with half of the butter mixture and the caramelized onions. If you don't have a dutch oven, I would recommend using a stock pot or something deep enough that it can hold all of the cabbage. It will look like a lot of cabbage but don't worry, cabbage is like spinach leaves in that it will shrink as its cooked.
Step 5: Cover your cabbage and cook until soft and browning slightly. While the cabbage is cooking, I always cook the egg noodles in a different pot so that it takes less time once I add them to the cabbage mixture. If you do this, cook the noodles until al dente.
Step 6: Add noodles and remaining butter mixture to cabbage. Cover and cook until noodles are soft, stirring occasionally.
Step 7: Top with a little extra pepper and serve! You can serve haluski on its own, or I would suggest with pork or chicken.
Hopefully whoever you are making this for has better developed taste buds than my husband, who was struggling to swallow the small bite I gave him. Guess he doesn't like haluski after all... oh well, more for me!
Do you have a certain type of food that reminds you of home or of your family? Let me know if you try the recipe and how it comes out! :)