Haluska

We first had this at a street festival, when the kids were little - and since then I have seen it served a football game concession stands.  It's so simple to make, and it's really a cheap meal - I usually serve it with hot sausage sandwiches. I do not usually make it look purple, but last night I used purple cabbage and a purple onion, and voila - it's purple.  :-)  Purple is not my favorite color for anything but food.  Purple potatoes, purple string beans, purple tomatoes, purple carrots..  there is something about growing purple food that makes me happy.


This is a typical Haluska Recipe:
1 stick of butter (some websites even say "margarine".  Run from those sites.  )
1 16 oz bag of egg noodles
1/2 an onion, sliced thin
1 small head of cabbage, sliced thin
Salt & pepper to taste
Cook the egg pasta, drain and set aside
Melt the butter in a large skillet or pan, large enough to hold the chopped cabbage.
Saute the cabbage and the onion in the butter until glossy and tender.
 Add salt and pepper.
 Cover and let the cabbage mixture simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes.
Mix the pasta and the cabbage & onion together
Serve - optional, serve with sour cream

How I Make Haluska
1 16 ounce bag egg noodles
1 sweet onion sliced thin
cabbage sliced thin
1 to 1 1/2 cups of butter
chicken broth (maybe a cup?  I just mix a little Tones Chicken base with some water.  Tones is $4.28 a tub at Sam's club, and I use both the beef & chicken a LOT around here)
Salt & Pepper
Put water for the pasta on to boil, slice the onion thin
Put a stick of butter in a skillet to melt on low heat
Start slicing the cabbage
Add the pasta to the water once it is boiling, cook it
Add the onion to the skillet with the butter
Keep slicing cabbage.  I used about 3/4 of a small head of cabbage this time.  Fill the skillet to heaping - it will cook down.
once the onion is cooked, add the cabbage on top of the onion, then add more butter.
Saute for a bit
Add some chicken broth - 1/ a cup or so to start, then put the lid on the skillet and let it cook on a low heat
Drain the noodles
Once the cabbage mixture has cooked down to "clear and translucent", toss with the noodles.
Note - purple cabbage doesn't become quite clear and translucent.  Just cook the cabbage until it is obviously cooked and not crunchy.
Then sometimes I add more melted butter.







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