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Saturday, February 7, 2009

POLISH NOODLES ( KLUSKI Z KAPUSTA)


Polish and Russian word for cabbage. Kluski means noodles pronounced KLU-ski My mother would add Kielbasa to this dish unless we had it on Fridays and then we ate no meat. This is real comfort food. It makes a great side dish or have it as a main dish with crusty bread and good butter.
Boil egg noodles medium thickness
Sauté in 1/4 pound of melted butter:
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion chopped
1 very large head of cabbage (green) shredded medium when the vegetables are limp, add 1 Tablespoon of caraway seed and salt and pepper to taste. Drain noodles. Pour vegetables over noodles. Stir in 1 pint or more of sour cream. Sometimes I serve sausage and bread, but usually we just have bread.

I'm not a big fan of caraway seed so I don't use them and if you want to lighten up this dish you can leave out the sour cream, and its just as good,I also like to add mushrooms to mine.
I hope you enjoy this old recipe.
Allisons Kitchen
allison

5 comments:

Julia said...

My husband is Polish from South Bend, Indiana and we go there a lot for family celebrations. There is one buttered egg noodle dish that's always served, and I'm trying to replicate it. It doesn't have any cabbage in it--I think it's just plain buttered noodles but for some reason I can't get it right. Any thoughts?

allison said...

Hi Julia,
I called my Dad (also in indiana) and he said his mom used to make noodles like this.
Boil a pack of broad egg noodles
Drain, add S&P and a good amount of butter, Stir till butter is melted, Mix in cold cottage cheese, and eat while the noodles are still hot.
This does not reheat well the cottage cheese gets sticky, so eat while its hot.
Hope this helps

allison

Anonymous said...

Im from south bend as well and there is a specific way we prepare our kluski that doesn't involve cabbage.I looked all over the web and I couldn't even find one cabbage-free recipe, but if I remember correctly I believe one way to make them is to boil the noodles in chicken stock and add one bouillon cube. Drain and add the butter. Another way is to use a can of cream of chicken rather than butter. (that's like the poor man's version).

allisons kitchen said...

Hi Anonymous,
I don't know why i didn't think of this I always use Chicken Stock for Everything I never thought of cooking my noodles in it. I just made some (darn I'll have to do it next time) Thanks for the tip.
Allison
Allisonskitchen.blogspot.com

Staci said...

I saute onions in the butter then stir everything together, take off heat, cover and allow cottage cheese to heat thru and melt before serving. Some add bacon as well. Polish comfort food at its best!