Homemade Haluski – Peasant Food fit for a King

How can something so simple taste so good?

Every once in a while, I just get a hankering for halushka/haluski/cabbage and noodles (you say tomato – I say tomahto).  This old-fashioned Polish peasant comfort food makes a great side dish to pork.  Our favorite is a lemon-garlic-herb marinated pork tenderloin on the grill.

This past weekend, Marty grilled the tenderloin while I whipped up this haluski and a nice beet salad, and voila! – Yummy deliciousness on a plate and in my mouth!

It is SOOOO easy and SOOO inexpensive to make.

You start out with a stick of butter, a head of cabbage, a large sweet (Vidalia) onion, a bag of Halushka noodles, and garlic, salt, and pepper to taste.  (What’s that cost?  About a total of maybe $5?!)


In a large skillet, melt the butter and sauté the garlic.


And the sliced sweet onion.


Coarsely chop the cabbage.


And add to the buttery garlic and onion yumminess with a nice dash of salt


And coarsely ground pepper to taste (which I am L O V I N G on everything lately)!


Then you sauté and reduce it down for about 10 minutes.  I starts out looking like a lot of cabbage

h8but be patient and watch as it reduces and softens and browns into an amazing caramelized deliciousness that looks about like this


while that is working its wonderfulness, add the bag of noodles to a large pot of salted boiling water


and boil for about 8 minutes.

h11Once they are al dente, strain and add the noodles to the buttery, caramelized cabbage, onion and garlic mixture.


I like to make it a little ahead of time, put a lid on it and let it “soak” and marinade.  When ready to serve, sauté for a couple more minutes to get some of those noodles crispy brown, and ENJOY….

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Cheers and Hugs,



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