Haluski is a heavenly Slovakian comfort food made of cabbage, onions, noodles, and my favorite, BUTTER! 😁 Six ingredients and a little bit of time, and you will have created something truly amazing! The carmelized onions, the crunchy cabbage, a little acidy brightness from the sauerkraut, and all that buttery goodness will put you over the edge. If you liked buttered noodles when you were a kid, you will love Haluski! Let's do this!
You will need:
2 large onions, chopped--I used
reds, but use any you have as
long as they aren't sweet
6 tablespoons of butter
4 cups of finely chopped green
cabbage-- you can
guesstimate, it’s not an exact
8 ounces of kluski or homestyle
1 cup of sauerkraut, rinsed once
and drained-- homemade is
fabulous, otherwise buy the
bagged kind. Again, feel free to
Step 1: Caramelize You Say?
Melt the butter in a large, heavy pot on medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook until golden-brown and carmelized. This will take about 30 minutes or so, but the transformation that the onion goes through is so worth it! The slow cooking brings out a sweetness that is divine. Stir them every few minutes, and don't let them burn! Seriously, they will!
Step 2: Can’t Have Too Much Cabbage!
Stir the cabbage into the pot. Season it with salt. Cover and let it simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The cabbage will break down as it cooks. You want it to still have a crunch to it when it's finished, not mushy or soft. It will be a mix of translucent and white when it’s done.
Step 3: Noodle Time!
While the cabbage cooks, prepare the noodles in salted water according to the package instructions. I tried some that I found in the freezer section this time and I highly recommended them!
Step 4: Let’s Bring It All Together 😁
When the cabbage is almost done, stir in the noodles and sauerkraut and let it all heat through. I always add in the last 2 tablespoons of the stick of butter. I mean, why not? Season it up with salt and pepper and serve it up on warmed plates.
I've made a version of this with sliced kielbasa added in before the cabbage that is also delicious! A little sour cream on top is nice as well. Let me know what you think! Please vote for me in the Meat Free Meal Challenge 😁
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