Halushki (cabbage and noodles)
1 cabbage head (small)
12 oz. wide egg noodles (or 1 egg, 2 c. flour, 1 pinch salt, milk as needed; combine, roll out to 1/8 inch thick, cut into strips, let dry)
24 oz. cottage cheese
8 oz. sour cream
1 onion, mild (small)
1/2 c. butter or margarine
salt and pepper
Boil noodles, set aside.
Dice onion, saute in 1/3 stick of butter until they get a little color, set aside.
Remove stem, chop cabbage into bite-sized pieces (about 3/4 inch). Saute in 2/3 stick of butter until tender and have a little color. Add to noodles.
Blend cottage cheese, sour cream, egg. Add sauted onions and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add cheese mixture to noodles and cabbage, mix well. Pour into a glass 9x13 baking dish lightly coated with non-stick spray. Bake covered at 350 for 30 minutes or until heated through. Uncover and bake an additional 10-15 minutes to crisp edges and top layer. Serve hot.
Note: do not saute onions and cabbage together; onions will burn before cabbage is done. This also helps to better distribute the butter throughout the dish.
Source: Chef S. Culp, PA Culinary Institute, Polish Enthusiast course, 11/6/07