This Halushki recipe ( Buttered noodles and cabbage or its vegan alternative) is one of those recipes that the sum of the ingredients definitely creates a dish that tastes better than each ingredient by itself.. My mother used to make this comforting Eastern European ethnic recipe when I was a growing up. It was a simple recipe, but we all loved it. In addition, it was economical to make, and in those days no one knew how good cabbage was for you.
I haven't made it in years, in fact I had never even remembered the recipe until I saw the recipe on Secrets From The Cookie Princess ; my Secret Recipe Club partner for the month of July.
My July partner, The Cookie Princess, has an incredible blog whose recipes really intrigued me. I was tempted by her Baked Zucchini Fries, her Individual Baked Oatmeal Cups, and Crispy Quinoa Bites , but, I couldn't resist making her Haluski ( buttered noodles and cabbage recipe, which brought back such fond memories from my childhood!
This Haluski is made with fresh green cabbage which is a nutritionally a dense power food, boasting immune building antioxidants, and high in fiber as well.. Mixed with Gluten free Brown Rice Noodles (I get mine at Trader Joe's for $1.99 bag and it's organic, sodium free) , it is one tasty dish and inexpensive too! As the Cookie Princess says in her post," It may not be the prettiest thing to look at but boy is it tasty"
Although it is traditionally made with butter, I found that coconut oil works just as well. In fact, I tried it both ways , and each was a little different but equally good. Don't be intimidated if cabbage is not your favorite vegetable; the cabbage has a very mild flavor in this dish. And although the recipe may seem a little heavy on the fat, the recipe makes a large casserole that could feed 10-12 people as a side dish. Divide the fat by 12 and it's not too bad!
1 medium cabbage, cored ( see picture below) and chopped
1 package of Glluten Free Noodles ( I got mine at Trader Joe's)
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 stick of butter ( or 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil)
salt and pepper to taste and any other herbs you like to taste
Cook the noodles in salted water, drain and set aside.
Core and chop the cabbage ( see pics)
Chop the onion
In a large skillet, saute the onion and butter ( or coconut oil) and add the chopped cabbage. Cook down, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes until cabbage is tender. Add the noodles and mix well together. Saute for another 5 minutes and serve. I seasoned mine with 21 Salute salt free seasoning with 21 herbs ( from Trader Joe's) If you don't have it, just use cracked pepper and salt.
|Cut cabbage in half|
|Cut out the hard core|
|Place cabbage and onions in large skillet and saute in butter or coconut oil|
|Mix in the gluten free cooked noodles in the skillet with the cabbage and onions|
|Place in a serving dish , grate raw carrot on top to give it a little color, and serve!|
An interesting side note: A friend from the Ukraine told me that in her country they call stuffed cabbage by the name" Halushki.". So, I was curious and asked her what they call this buttered noodle and cabbage dish.. She replied, we call it " buttered noodles and cabbage".. so there you have it.
Do you make this? What do you call it? Leave a comment!
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