Haluskie Recipe (Halushkie or Fried Cabbage, Onions and Pasta)
Nothing gets your mouth watering but coming home from school and smelling the cabbage cooking on the stove while Mom is preparing her Haluskie. Haluskie is a peasant dish from Eastern Europe. It consists of fried cabbage and onions mixed with pasta and butter.
The pasta we used was traditionally a farfalle or bow ties, medium shells or wide egg noodles. But you can use just about any type you have. Every so often mom would even make her own dumplings. That was the best.
Halushkie Recipe (Fried Cabbage, Onions and Pasta)
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Butter fried onions and cabbage is added to pasta and enjoyed.
Heat the water on the stove while you prepare the vegetables.
Slice your onion(s). I like slicing my onion in half the long way (pole to pole) and then slicing into 1/4-inch thick half moons. I use one to two Spanish onions. Regular yellow cooking onions can be used too. Set aside.
Prepare the cabbage by slicing it into quarters and cut out the core. Slice the cabbage into 1/4-inch thick slices.
Cook the pasta according to the package directions and drain. Reserve
Place the butter in a dutch oven and melt it on medium heat, add the onions and cabbage. Give a quick sprinkle of salt and pepper, stir to mix. I add a 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) water to the pot and cover it and let the mixture steam for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and continue cooking the onions and cabbage until cooked and some of the extra water has evaporated. You do not want to caramelize them. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper. Add more butter if desired.
Add the pasta to the fried onion and cabbage mixture. Stir to mix and coat the pasta. Serve.
You can substitute any kind of pasta. I have used elbows, gnocchi, bow-ties, wide noodles, pot pie noodles, spirals and more.
If you want more butter, feel free to add more at any time. Mom's original recipe called for 2 sticks which I cut down to one.
Some people like to add some crumbled bacon or ground beef to this mixture.