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Haluski

All of the recipes I have posted here were given to me by my Grandmother Julianna Lazorik Barnyik Ambrisko, who was born in Kosicka Bela, Slovakia on June 15, 1882. I have had them since I was twelve, when I watched her make all this on holidays.... now I do...

Also known as "Grammies Drop Noodles".

Ingredients:

2 eggs beaten
1 cup flour
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder (makes them fluffy)
enough water to moisten

Mix all together in a bowl with handle to form a thick paste.

Boil pot of water.

Drop 1/2 tsp of dough into boiling water if it stays together puffs and comes to the top the dough is fine. If it falls apart add a little more flour to dough, test again. 

Drop by tiny spoons full into water.**

Dip spoon into water makes dough slide off easier.

Cook till all come to the top & are tender.

Drain. That's it! I usually make a double batch for family of 4 you can also drop into boiling soup too, but I like to keep it separate.

For Potatoe Drop Noodles add 2 pureed raw potatoes to same receipe it makes more noodles.

** I recently took a black plastic tray, the kind meat come in at the grocery store. Drilled about 50 holes into the bottom with a 1/4 inch drill, then sanded it to smooth off all the edges. This works great..... when your water come to a boil pour all your noodle batter into the tray all at once.  Holding over water use spatula to push the batter thru the holes in less then a minute all the batter is in the water.

This make very uniform dumplings... and they all cook at the same time. If they are too big make a smaller one with 1/8 inch holes, or 1/2 inch  holes if you want the dumplings bigger

Haluski Kapusta - Noodles & Cabbage

Melt 1/2 lb butter in pot fry 2 chopped onions

Add 1 small head of cabbage chopped

Fry till browned add salt & pepper & garlic powder

Make a double batch of noodles mix into fryed cabbage cook on low till hot.

Pot Cheese & Noodles

Double batch of either noodles

Fry in pot in butter or margerine, 1 stick

Add 2 lbs pot cheese or farmers cheese or Feta Cheese (cottage cheese will work too)

Mix,  heat,  salt & pepper to taste.

email: - Cathy (Ambrisko) Mullenix

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