Halushkie Recipe Revisited
This was one of the first recipes that I share and I had not pictures back then. How times have changed in the past four years. I have gone through more than one camera ( I must be buying cheap ones because they just do not last for me.) so now the smart phone will have to do.
I grew up in a Lithuanian and Ukrainian household with Pennsylvania coal region influences so some traditional recipes have been passed on. Mom would make this with homemade dumpling but her dumpling recipe has been lost over time and we have switched to pasta. Most of the time she used bow-tie pasta (farfalle) but plenty of time a medium shell or wide noodles were used. Many times when we made this we split the pasta in half and made 2 separate dishes. The Halushkie was one and the other dish was a cottage cheese with fried onions and buttered pasta. Looks for that recipe soon.
Halushkie is pure comfort food. It is great on a nice cool day. I hope you try making your own.
This is a great meatless meal requiring only a few ingredients.
- Onions – Spanish or sweet onions work best
Slice the cabbage and the onions. Being an onion lover, we use an equal amount of onions and cabbage. Cut the onions into half moons and they will blend right in with cabbage sliced the same thickness.
Place a large frying pan that has a lid, you can use a larger pot or dutch oven. Melt butter then place the onions and cabbage in the pot and season with salt and pepper. Amazing how the pot may be overflowing to start but it will reduce down when it cooks. I found the quickest way to cook the onions and cabbage is to add some water to the pot and place a lid on top and allow them to steam. Once they are about three-quarters cook remove the lid to allow evaporation of the water and to onions and cabbage to caramelize if desired.
As soon as you put the onions and cabbage on start heating the water for the pasta and cook and drain the pasta according to package directions.
Return the pasta back to the pot, and pour the now finished onions and cabbage on top. Mix well.
Serve and Enjoy!
For meat lovers, you can add in crumbled bacon, cooked ground beef, chicken or turkey. This can be served as a side or a main course. For me it is a main course for my meatless meal.