I have read many concepts of this awesome old world Slavic dish called “halushka”. In my planet, as taught by my Grandma Shpak, the dish is a basic bow tie noodle dish with buttery sauteed onion and cottage cheese as the sauce. It is highly fattening and very delicious. I love to make this in the fall or colder weather where hearty meals are sought. Here is my recipe as I have been taught. I will add some history as found in the Wikipedia for your learning and reading pleasure. Let’s Make Some Halushka
History of Halushka
If you think about the farming area of the Ukraine and Russia. From that region, which holds so many simple and hearty meal concepts, we still look for great menu items.
War has been fought over and around that region for centuries due to its fertile and productive ability to keep food on the tables of the many. My grand parents were of that land and escaped in the early 1900’s. They brought to the United States their talents to work hard and survive in either the farming or urban community. My mom and her sisters pass forward these awesome meal recipes for us to test and contemplate.
1/2 pound bow tie noodles cooked until tender (strained and rinsed)
1 large onion diced
24 oz large curd cottage cheese
1/2 stick butter
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
Saute onion in butter on med heat until the onion is just beginning to brown
Add cottage cheese and toss until the cottage cheese is beginning to melt into the onion and butter
Place drained bow tie noodles in a bowl and top with onion and cheese mix
add salt and pepper to taste
Thanks Mom and Grandma for this great recipe. I have made this over and over in my life and it still is a favorite during the cold weather season. Share it with your family. I pass the recipe forward.