Sunday, April 9, 2017

Happy Easter with Polish Haluski - Fried Cabbage, Ham & Noodles

Two Recipes

            Haluski (Recipe 1)
2 1/2 Cups fully cooked ham, cubed small
     (Note: bacon or sausage can be substituted)
1 3/4 cups white onion, diced
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1 1/2 pounds cabbage, cut into bite-sized 
1 teaspoons salt  (if using bacon delete 
       this ingredient)    
1 teaspoon olive oil
8 tablespoons butter, divided
1 tablespoon freshly black pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
8 ounces dry egg noodles


In a large skillet, over medium high-heat, cook the ham cubes in 3 tablespoons of the butter until they start to slightly brown, about 1-2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons butter more to the pan, then add in the minced garlic, onions and sauté for roughly 2 minutes. Add the cabbage, oil, salt and both peppers, mix then cover reduce to medium heat and cook for 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to package, then drain. Once cabbage mixture is tender, add in the drained noodles. Add the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter and cook for about 2 minutes. 

Haluski  (Recipe 2)
Happy Easter!


4 cups egg noodles
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sliced sweet onions, about 1/8 inch thick
2 teaspoons brown sugar
6 cups cabbage, sliced thin
1 teaspoon caraway seed (optional)
1 cup diced ham, sausage or bacon (optional)

  1. Cook egg noodles according to package directions, then drizzle with a bit of oil to prevent the noodles from sticking together and set aside.
  2. While noodles are cooking, melt butter in large deep skillet over medium-low heat.
  3. Add onion, sprinkle with brown sugar and saute, stirring occasionally for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until softened and just beginning to turn golden. Add optional desired meet at this point.
  4. Add cabbage to skillet, stirring well to incorporate with onion, and saute for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in caraway seeds if using, then cover, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Turn heat back to medium, add cooked noodles, salt and pepper, and stir well until noodles are heated though. Serve hot.  Makes 4 servings.