Cabbage and Noodles

Gluten Free Living – 2016

Cabbage and Noodles, also known as Haluski, is a wonderful, savory, Czech dish passed down from my grandmother. In fact, I can say that this is probably my favorite dish ever. I’ve always loved it. Fried cabbage and onions are cooked in bacon and/or grease (you can also fry in butter) and then added to homemade noodles. (I’ve also used store-bought dumpling noodles when I needed my Cabbage and Noodles fix). A little salt and pepper and that’s all there is to it.

Grandma used to make this for Grandpa every Thursday for dinner for as long as she was able to stand and make it. This is the first time I’ve ever actually gone to the trouble of making it with Grandma’s homemade egg noodles, although I made a gluten free noodle from her recipe. She would either start with bacon or lard and then fry the cabbage and onions in that before adding it to cooked homemade egg noodles. Sometimes Grandma would add a little chicken broth or bacon grease to the water when she boiled the noodles for extra flavor. It’s an old-world recipe I’ve always loved.

The first time I really remember eating it was when I was about 8 or 10 years old. Our family would make the annual trip from the Gulf Coast of Florida to Southeastern Ohio to visit my mom’s family every June as soon as we got out of school. We would stay a month living with assorted aunts and uncles or at Grandma & Grandpa’s. Once grandma realized I loved her Haluski (ha-LOOSH-kee), she would make extra because she knew I would eat a ton of it. All of my mom’s relatives had farms or property in the area with big gardens so we would get together frequently during our vacation eating all the fresh corn, tomatoes and any kind of garden veggie or berry imaginable. Everyone was always making pies or cobblers too. But nothing ever beat Grandma’s Haluski. I just had to have it. Grandma usually had to hide some for me or Grandpa and Uncle John would eat it all up!

Even though my husband also comes from Czech roots, he’s not as fond of cabbage as I am. Whenever I made this earlier in our marriage, my kids and I would usually end up eating most of it. I made this back in February and ate ALL of it myself. I had it for lunch for several days. This recipe makes a lot–probably enough for 10-12 servings, so if you don’t eat leftovers you may need to halve the recipe. We’ve always enjoyed this dish reheated, so I make plenty of it. If you prefer a meatless main dish, simply fry the cabbage and onions in butter or coconut oil. It works excellently that way too. I used a bacon without nitrates, preservatives or sugar that’s whole30 approved that I found at Sprouts. It’s not cheap but I feel a lot better eating this minimally processed bacon than regular bacon.

If you’re hungering for an old-fashioned Cabbage and Noodles recipe, give my grandma’s recipe a try. It’s amazing.

This lovely recipe is featured at Favorite Southern Recipes here.

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Cabbage and Noodles (Haluski=ha-LOOSH-kee) is my favorite comfort food.

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Every bite is so savory and mouthwatering.

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I made this a clean-eating recipe with gluten free noodles and bacon without preservatives or sugar.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients to make the homemade noodles, plus water. You can also use regular flour if you don’t have gluten intolerance.

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Mix flour and salt. Add eggs. Stir as well as you can.

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Add water.

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Stir with a wooden spoon until combined.

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Sprinkle counter top with gluten free flour. Add dough. Sprinkle more flour on top of dough. Work flour into dough with your fingers until it’s the consistency to knead. 

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Knead until smooth and dough is no longer as sticky. Allow dough to rest ten minutes before rolling out with a rolling pin.

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Roll out dough with a rolling pin.

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Roll dough out thin, sprinkling a little more flour on top if necessary so rolling pin doesn’t stick to the dough.

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Cut noodle dough with a pastry cutter in strips.

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Allow dough to rest and dry at least one hour. (I let mine rest 4 hours before boiling).

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These are the remaining ingredients for the stir-fry part. I normally use regular yellow onions, but this was the only onion I could find so I used it up.

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Cut bacon in one-inch pieces. Fry bacon until done. Do NOT drain. (You may have to use 2 separate skillets).

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Add cabbage and onions. You may have to do this in two batches.

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Cover with lid and fry cabbage until tender. Stir to combine. Set aside.

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Meanwhile, bring water or chicken broth to a boil in a large stock pot. Add dried homemade noodles to boiling water.

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Boil gluten free noodles about 3-5 minutes or until done. (Wheat noodles will take about 15-20 minutes).

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Combine homemade noodles with cabbage mixture and serve. 

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Season Cabbage and Noodles with additional salt, pepper and fresh parsley, if desired.

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If you enjoy cabbage you’ll love this recipe.

Cabbage and Noodles (Haluski) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this old-world #noodle dish. #Cabbage and onions are fried in #bacon and added to homemade #glutenfree noodles. (Regular #pasta can be substituted). Family favorite.

This close up allows you to see the texture of the dish.

 

Here’s the recipe.

CABBAGE AND NOODLES (HALUSKI)

(Recipe adapted from my Grandmother, Anna Slivka, McConnelsville, OH)

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Fabulous old-world recipe from my grandmother that's incredibly savory and delicious. This is a clean-eating recipe using bacon without nitrates or sugar and homemade gluten free noodles.
Cabbage and Noodles (Haluski) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this old-world #noodle dish. #Cabbage and onions are fried in #bacon and added to homemade #glutenfree noodles. (Regular #pasta can be substituted). Family favorite.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
GLUTEN FREE NOODLES:
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
GLUTEN FREE NOODLES:
Cabbage and Noodles (Haluski) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this old-world #noodle dish. #Cabbage and onions are fried in #bacon and added to homemade #glutenfree noodles. (Regular #pasta can be substituted). Family favorite.
Instructions
GLUTEN FREE NOODLES:
  1. First, prepare noodles: Measure flour into a mixing bowl.
  2. Sprinkle salt over top and stir to combine.
  3. Add eggs and stir with a wooden spoon as much as possible.
  4. Slowly add water and stir until most of the dry mixture is incorporated.
  5. Sprinkle flour very generously on a bread board or other surface.
  6. Place dough on top and sprinkle again with flour.
  7. Working from the outsides of the dough bring edges to the center and keep working until you have a more workable lump of dough.
  8. Knead about 5 minutes, continuing to work in extra flour so the dough doesn’t stick.
  9. Allow dough to rest 10 minutes.
  10. Roll dough out on a generously floured surface until about an eighth of an inch thick.
  11. Cut with a pastry cutter into 1 ½ to 2 inch squares.
  12. Allow dough to rest a minimum of one hour. Several hours is okay.
STIR FRY:
  1. Meanwhile, prepare cabbage.
  2. Place bacon in a couple of large skillets and fry until done.
  3. Add cabbage, onion, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Cover with lid and continue cooking over medium heat until cabbage is fork tender, about 10 minutes.
  6. Bring water to a boil.
  7. (You can add a little bacon grease or chicken broth to the water if desired to increase flavor).
  8. Add noodles and cook until tender.
  9. Gluten free noodles only take 3-5 minutes, wheat noodles will take longer – 15-20 minutes, or so.
  10. Drain noodles.
  11. Combine cabbage and noodles and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I allowed the noodles to dry about 4 hours before adding to boiling water.

NOTE: After boiling the noodles about 3-5 minutes I turned off the heat and allowed them to cook a few more minutes in the hot water.

NOTE: Preparation time does not include time required to rest and dry noodles before boiling.

 

[b]Cabbage and Noodles[/b][b](Haluski)[/b]
Recipe Type: Pasta Main Dish
Cuisine: Czechoslovakian/Polish
Author: Teresa Ambra – adapted from my grandmother, Anna Slivka, McConnelsville, OH
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 10
Fabulous old-world recipe from my grandmother that’s incredibly savory and delicious. This is a clean-eating recipe using bacon without nitrates or sugar and homemade gluten free noodles.
Ingredients
  • [b]STIR-FRY:[/b][br]
  • 1 head cabbage, shredded or sliced in small pieces
  • 8-oz. Petersen uncured bacon (without sugar) or bacon of your choice, cut in one to one-and-a-half inch pieces
  • 1 ½ tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt, or to taste (or use regular salt)
  • ¾ tsp. ground black pepper, or to taste
  • one batch Homemade Gluten Free or regular egg noodles[br]
  • [b]HOMEMADE GLUTEN FREE NOODLES:[/b][br]
  • 2 cups Pamela’s Artisan blend gluten free flour (or regular UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour), plus more for rolling out the dough
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt or salt of your choice
  • 2/3 to 1 cup water, as needed to form dough
Instructions
[b]HOMEMADE GLUTEN FREE NOODLES[/b]:
  1. First, prepare noodles: Measure flour into a mixing bowl.
  2. Sprinkle salt over top and stir to combine.
  3. Add eggs and stir with a wooden spoon as much as possible.
  4. Slowly add water and stir until most of the dry mixture is incorporated.
  5. Sprinkle flour very generously on a bread board or other surface.
  6. Place dough on top and sprinkle again with flour.
  7. Working from the outsides of the dough bring edges to the center and keep working until you have a more workable lump of dough.
  8. Knead about 5 minutes, continuing to work in extra flour so the dough doesn’t stick.
  9. Allow dough to rest 10 minutes.
  10. Roll dough out on a generously floured surface until about an eighth of an inch thick.
  11. Cut with a pastry cutter into 1 ½ to 2 inch squares.
  12. Allow dough to rest a minimum of one hour. Several hours is okay. [br]
[b]STIR FRY:[/b][br]
  1. Meanwhile, prepare cabbage.
  2. Place bacon in a couple of large skillets and fry until done.
  3. Add cabbage, onion, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Cover with lid and continue cooking over medium heat until cabbage is fork tender, about 10 minutes.
  6. Bring water to a boil.
  7. (You can add a little bacon grease or chicken broth to the water if desired to increase flavor).
  8. Add noodles and cook until tender.
  9. Gluten free noodles only take 3-5 minutes, wheat noodles will take longer – 15-20 minutes, or so.
  10. Drain noodles.
  11. Combine cabbage and noodles and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
Notes
I allowed the noodles to dry about 4 hours before adding to boiling water.[br][br]After boiling the noodles about 3-5 minutes I turned off the heat and allowed them to cook a few more minutes in the hot water.[br][br]Preparation time does not include time required to rest and dry noodles before boiling.

Cabbage and Noodles (Haluski) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this old-world #noodle dish. #Cabbage and onions are fried in #bacon and added to homemade #glutenfree noodles. (Regular #pasta can be substituted). Family favorite.

Cabbage and Noodles is very basic (especially if you use store bought noodles), but it’s really hearty and satisfying.

Cabbage and Noodles (Haluski) | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | we love this old-world #noodle dish. #Cabbage and onions are fried in #bacon and added to homemade #glutenfree noodles. (Regular #pasta can be substituted). Family favorite.

My boys loved eating this dish when they were growing up.

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6 Replies to "Cabbage and Noodles"

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    Nana June 17, 2016 (8:44 am)

    I have always thought of this dish as being of Polish or Hungarian origin. I live in the next county from McConnellsville. To my nearby east are many communities where the people are of Polish and Hungarian decent. They originally came to the area to work in the coal mines. This is a favorite dish of mine and i usually add cooked ham as in leftover baked ham chunks. Another area favorite from out heritage is cabbage rolls. Summertime festivals often boast all the homemade ancestor dishes.

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      Teresa June 17, 2016 (9:31 am)

      Hi, Nana. I’m so glad you stopped by. My dad always said he thought his mother-in-law came from Polish stock even though my grandfather came from Czechoslovakia in the early 1900s. It could very well be that it was passed down from the Polish folks living in the area. I have some friends who moved to the states from Romania and they eat stuff like this all the time, too.

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    Loretta Walter April 20, 2016 (4:29 pm)

    My Mom used to make this for our family. I would like to get your recipes. You seem like an” old fashioned ” cook. Thanks!

    • comment-avatar
      Teresa April 20, 2016 (5:34 pm)

      Hi, Loretta and thank you so much! I am an old-fashioned cook. You can make these noodles with regular flour if you’re not gluten intolerant. Same delicious taste. Enjoy.

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    Bobbie April 20, 2016 (4:07 pm)

    Hi Teresa.

    What a wonderful delightful memory to see and make Haluski !!!! I LOVE this dish and have not made it for a long time. My mouth began to salivate and memories came flooding back of child hood and girlhood memories of friends and family making this in WVa and Ohio.

    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with all of us !! I have always made mine with my recipe for homemade noodles ( A Family favorite, especially at TG) but I really like the ones you made also. G R E A T !!!
    Thank You Again, Bobbie

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      Teresa April 20, 2016 (5:35 pm)

      Thank you so much, Bobbie. My parents and grandparents were from WVa and rural southeastern Ohio! I wonder if this is a dish native to that region of the country! Hope you enjoy making it again.

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