Lent in Ukraine

Saint Michael Cathedral Kiev, Ukraine

Saint Michael Cathedral
Kiev, Ukraine

Lent in Ukraine

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Ukrainian Lenten Recipe

Haluski: Cabbage with Noodles

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus 4 to 6 tablespoons, melted
1 medium (about 1 pound) cabbage (cored and outer leaves trimmed), finely chopped
12 ounces dried wide egg noodles
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Heat 4 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cabbage and toss to coat evenly. Cook for about 30 minutes, stirring often, until lightly browned and tender.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the noodles and cook according to the package directions. Drain in a colander.

Add the noodles to the cabbage in the skillet and stir to incorporate. Add the remaining 4 to 6 tablespoons of melted butter and toss to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a warmed serving bowl; server warm. Makes 8 servings.

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