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HALUSKI – CABBAGE AND NOODLES

4 Apr

 

Okay, so I saw this on diners drive-in and dives.  Guy said this is a real popular dish in Pennsylvania and in Polish and Hungarian communities,

Yeah ? Well I never heard of it ,  but it sounded good .   So I had to look it up and there are a lot of different variations on the basic .

I’ll give you some of those at the end.

This could be a side dish or a whole meal ( that’s  how I ate it )

So I  cooked it up and it certainly is tasty , definitely comfort food and pretty doggone easy too !

This is based on John Griffin’s recipe in Kitchen Riffs

1/2 lb. bacon – diced

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 large onion – diced

4 cloves garlic  – smashed and minced – like I do

1 med cabbage – cored , sliced into the thinnest strips you can

1 Tsp. thyme

1 1/2 Tsp. caraway seed  ( like in rye bread) crushed

Note: I have a mortar and pestleProduct Details         just for doing seeds and herbs and such

you can also use the back of a teaspoon  or  slowly roll with a rolling pin.

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/2 cup water

12 oz. egg noodle

Chopped parsley

Fill large pot with water , add 1 Tbsp. salt bring to boil and cook noodles according to directions on the bag

While water is heating

Add 2 Tbsp. olive oil to  a Dutch oven or other large pot

Fry bacon until lightly browned – remove from pot with slotted spoon

While bacon is frying slice onion , garlic , and cabbage

Add onion and garlic to bacon grease, and sauté until translucent

Add thyme ,  salt and pepper ,  caraway seeds ,  pepper flakes,   cook 1 minute

Add Water and cabbage .   Stir  this up good

Cover and cook until cabbage is soft ( about 10 min )

Add bacon and cooked noodles Stir well

Taste ,   add salt and pepper if necessary.

Garnish with Parsley

 

Eat and Enjoy !

 

PS:   you can add a couple of Tbsp. of sour cream at the end , mix and heat for a few more minutes

You can add fried  kielbasa ( Polish sausage ) At  the end

You can leave the bacon out and be a Vegan !   ( won’t taste as good tho )

 

 

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