Sunday, May 19, 2013

Cabbage & Noodles

This is not health food. Let’s get that out of the way upfront.

This is a recipe that people made in the old country (Hungary) when all they had to eat was cabbage.

But while all they had to work with was cabbage, they sure knew how to make it taste good.

Also, let me tell you what my Hungarian grandmother told my mother: You can’t really fiddle with this very simple recipe. Don’t try to add something, like bacon or whatever, to try to make it “better.” It’s good the way it is, and if you screw with it, you will just wreck it.

1 head of cabbage, shredded
2 onions, chopped
A whole lot of butter
A whole lot of salt
1 pound of egg noodles

Melt the butter (one stick, half a cup, really) in a large, high-sided skillet or pot. Add the onions and cook till golden. Then, add the cabbage and the salt (lots of salt) and cook till tender.

(Warning: The cooking cabbage will make your entire house stink.)

Meanwhile, put a big pot of water on to boil and cook the noodles. Drain.

Combine the cabbage mixture with the noodles – and you are done.

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