Homemade Haluski – Peasant Food fit for a King

How can something so simple taste so good?
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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?!)

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

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And the sliced sweet onion.

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Coarsely chop the cabbage.

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

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

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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

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

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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.

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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….

at Life in Between or A N Y   T I M E!

Cheers and Hugs,

Jodi

 

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