Not sure what to make as a Meatless Meal for a Friday night during Lent?
We’ve got some ideas for you! Here is one of our Windish/Slovenian Favorites:
Cabbage and Noodles!
List of Ingredients:
- 1 head of Cabbage
- 1 bag of Egg Noodles (my hubby likes the extra wide ones by Pennsylvania Dutch or Light n Fluffy, doesn’t matter to me lol!) ALSO…any noodle will do 😉
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Little bit of Vegetable Oil or your choice of cooking oil
Chop up the cabbage into small bite-size pieces. Place cabbage in a large skillet with a little bit of cooking oil, salt and pepper (we use a large stock pot cuz we’re gonna mix it all together anyway lol). Sauté the cabbage until soft and lightly browned…salt and pepper to taste. While sautéing the cabbage, prepare the noodles according to package instructions. Strain the noodles and mix together with the sauteed cabbage.
Enjoy some Cabbage and Noodles hot off the stove!!! YUM!!!
Some people use this as a side dish, but we eat it as a meal! I absolutely love it!!! I usually eat way too much of it and get way too full…oops! But I do it every time! LOL!
Now, back in the day, my Grammy would chop the cabbage, place it in a large bowl with about a Tablespoon of salt sprinkled on top and let it rest for about an hour. She would then squeeze the cabbage (really builds the muscles lol) to release any water in the cabbage (the salt helps pull it out) and then sauté it. Sometimes I still like to do it Grammy’s way 😉
On the other hand, my mother-in-law would boil the cabbage in salt water until soft and then brown it lightly. And others like to put some chopped onion in too…that’s up to you! Different ways to come to the same delicious Cabbage and Noodle outcome! 😉
Let us know if you try our recipe and how you liked it 😉
More Meatless Meal recipes to come….