Monday, November 16, 2009

My Polish is Showing

Halushki.....yum yum yum! How could something so simple and cheap be so good. I love ethnic food and especially love Eastern European dishes. On my recent trip, I bought some huge cabbages, so cabbage dishes are now on the menu! Halushki is just about the best thing you can do with a cabbage. There is a lot of bad Halushki out there so I will show you a very good recipe.




First melt two sticks of butter in a heavy pot.


Slice two onions. I use one yellow and one white. And yes, there is a difference in flavor. When I cook Czech or Polish food I always use white onions.


Saute' the onions in the butter.


You are actually going to be sweating the onions because you want them to turn translucent but not soggy.


As they are sweating, add salt and pepper. I also sprinkle them with Krakow Nights seasoning from Penseys Spices. It is a mixture of salt,black and white pepper, sugar, coriander, garlic, mustard, marjoram, mace and savory.


Then add the sliced cabbage, about 8 cups. Cover and simmer over low heat.


In about one hour it will look like this. You don't want the cabbage to be too soft. It should still have a bit of crunch from the thicker pieces. This is the secret to this dish. Too often you get Halushki and the cabbage is mushy.


Cook some heavy noodles until al dente. Do not overcook the noodles.


Mix the noodles together with the cabbage and there you have it.


It makes me want to polka.

11 comments:

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

this sound awesome! i've never had it and i love cabbage! i will definitely try this too. how can you go wrong with a recipe that starts with 2 sticks of butter, right?

Pricilla said...

The comfort food of my youth. My mother's mother came over on the boat from Poland. Mmmm, good food.

Laura said...

that sounds and looks really good. did you make your own noodles for this? gosh i'm getting hungry... :)
blessings
~*~

magikalseasons said...

Yummy I didn't know you were Polish! Me too. It's going to be an interesting Christmas this year Greek and Polish. My in-laws are coming. Our side of the family still does Wiglia and shares the Oplatek. I haven't tried this dish I'll have to try it. :)

Renee of the Fae said...

Oh! I saw the picture of the cabbage and was so afraid that it was going to be a recipe for Golumpki! (Too many Polish Easter and Christmas dinners in the MidWest as a child!) This dish actually sounds pretty good. *^_^*

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I´ve never heard about Halushki before, but I love cabbage in all ways, so I think I´ll try this one!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Touchatou said...

Ahhh what a nice way to use cabbage ! Thanks !

Dreamwriter said...

Sounds awesome! Now for some Perogies!

Autumnforest said...

Yummers!

Stuff On My Blog said...

Cabbage NOM! That sounds utterly delish!

oldblackcatboo said...

Your posts always leave me hungry! LOL!