Veggie noodles

by smth good on May 23, 2011

in pasta&risotto,veggie

Noodles with nothing but cabbage, onion and pepper? Oh, yes! A magnificent monument of simplicity in the kitchen. This recipe is traditionally cooked in Transilvania during the fasting periods (before Easter or Christmas) but I like it also during hot summer days when I am in mood for something veggie, other than salads.

Utensils: a frying pan, a wooden spoon, a pasta pot or pan & strainer, a grater
Serves 2/ prep. time 1 hour
Ingredients:

  • 1 medium cabbage
  • 1 onion
  • 200 grams simple noodles (or tagliatelle)
  • 4 tbsp sunflower cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • salt to taste

Grate the cabbage really thin. Put it on the table and rub it with salt (approximately 2-3 tbsp) and let it aside for few minutes. Don’t worry, the cabbage will not be salty. Salt is used to make the cabbage softer.

Peel and chop the onion.

Pour the cooking oil in a frying pan and heat it up. Add the onion and saute it until it becomes glassy. Add the cabbage well strained. Saute the cabbage for 30 up to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally until all the juice evaporates. You should remain with only few spoons of well sauteed cabbage.

In the meantime, bring some water to boil in a pasta pan, add a pinch of salt and boil the noodles. Strain them well and add them in the frying pan. Mix the sauteed cabbage with the noodles, add the pepper and extra-salt if you want (if you want to stay healthy you might skip the extra-salt :) .

Stir in the noodles on the heat for a minute or two and serve.

Enjoy!

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Kate@Diethood May 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm

You’ve got my attention! I am so curious now… I have never had noodles and cabbage together! I’m bookmarking this! You know I’m always fasting so this recipe will definitely be used. :)

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Christine May 24, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I have never had noodles and cabbage together! I’ll have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

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Tina@flourtrader May 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm

I could definitely use some more easy, healthy recipes. This is a delightful combination of flavors and your presentation is awesome. Super post.

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RavieNomNoms May 24, 2011 at 7:02 pm

What an interesting way to eat cabbage! Sounds like something my polish grandmother would just LOVE! haha

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C1tr4 May 24, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Absolutely my favorite! ur noodle looks Yummy! :p *drolling…

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Apron Appeal May 24, 2011 at 9:07 pm

So is that cabbage essentially caramelized? This dish makes cabbage look good…I’m game and simplicity….GO TEAM!

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Kristen May 25, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I have had a cabbage/sausage noodle dish, but never thought to have it meatless. What a great, delicious idea. I even have some cabbage in the fridge!

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