The first time I made spiced pork chops with fried cabbage and onions (or haluski as my Polish grandmother called it), my boyfriend fell asleep early and I couldn’t wake him for dinner, so my daughter and I ate without him. The meal was so good that we finished our portions and ate his, too. Hey, you snooze you lose, right?
I found the recipe for spiced pork chops in Taste of Home magazine years ago and I’ve made it countless times. It always gets rave reviews and it’s one of my daughter’s favorite meals. Get the recipe here. I got the recipe for haluski from my grandmother. Normally I serve it over egg noodles but I didn’t have any on hand so I improvised and used bow tie pasta instead. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make fried cabbage and onions:
- 1 head cabbage, core removed and roughly chopped
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 stick butter (don’t substitute margarine)
- salt and pepper to taste
- hot cooked egg noodles prepared according to package directions
- Melt butter in a large fry pan (I used a wok)
- Add cabbage, onions, salt, and pepper
- Fry over medium heat until the cabbage and onions are golden brown
- Serve over egg noodles
This side dish isn’t fancy, but it sure is delicious.