Deb Crane Recipe

Potato Dumplings and Cabbage / Hungarian Haluska

By Deb Crane songchef

Recipe Rating:
 6 Ratings
around 10 servings
Cooking Method:
Pan Fry

Deb's Story

My Grandmother used to make this frequently. My Dad was reminiscing and I made this for his Birthday recently. It is comfort food to the Max! Very inexpensive to make, filling, and even those who do not like cabbage love it.
Traditional Huluska can also be made with cottage cheese instead of cabbage.
I have to make it again for Dad, because there were no left overs. :)


small head of cabbage
oil to coat bottom of large frying pan
2 Tbsp
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onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
peeled, boiled and shredded baking potato (can use left over mashed potato, about 3/4 cups)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

For the cabbage:
shred the cabbage very fine. I use my food processor with the shredder attachment. If you prefer, you can just dice, slice, how ever you like.
Add oil to a large frying pan. Add the butter. Get pan heated through, and add your shredded cabbage and onion. You will want to saute the cabbage and onion until it browns. Having the heat on medium, as you do not want to burn it, only allow it to brown. (Dad said I could brown mine a bit more, as you can see in the pictures. Next time I will give it a bit more time to brown.) It caramelizes and packs maximum flavor!

Omit the cabbge and add 1 pound of cottage cheese to the dumplings, warming it through.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Combine flour,eggs, salt and pepper,and water. Mix well. Add the shredded potato and mix well. It is a wet dough. Scrape this dough with a spoon into the boiling water. Make sure you dip the spoon into the boiling water. This will prevent the dough from sticking to the spoon. The dumplings will float to the top when they are done.
Drain the dumplings and add to the caramelized cabbage and onions. Stir to combine and to reheat.

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    Bea L. BeachChic - Jul 19, 2011
    This sounds very good, Deb. Thanks!
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    Deb Crane songchef - Jul 19, 2011
    You are welcome. It is a family tradition. :)
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    Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Jul 19, 2011
    This brought back memories of my grandmother Julia, she was born in Budapest. She was a wonderful cook and as a child I remember her making this recipe dumplings with the cabbage. I also remember her making such dishes as chicken paprikash, her chicken soup with home made noodles was to die. I have posted her recipe she taught me for her delicious Pigs in the blanket. Thank you so much for sharing you wonderful recipe. I could not remember her cabbage and dumpling recipe. Your grandmother's recipe I believe is very much the same as my grandmother's. I will treasure this. LOL
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    Deb Crane songchef - Jul 19, 2011
    Juliann, my Grandma has the same recipes! All of the ones you just spoke of! Man, she was the best cook! Do you have the chicken soup and noodles recipe? Grandma would chop the noodles into tiny squares. It was the best! I have Grandmas chicken paprikash recipe. My sister and I got that one down pat. Both of my Grnadmas made pigs in the blankets (a.k.a. stuffed cabbage rolls) but they were different recipes. My Hungarian Grandmas differed from my Polish/Russian Grandmas. Such great comfort food with SO many memories! :)
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    Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Jul 20, 2011
    Hi Deb! Yes I do have my grandmothers chicken soup recipe. I have to look for it. I have tons of recipes and my grandmother's recipes are safely saved. The task is finding them. I will start looking for her recipes I have saved. Yes such wonderful ladies hard working and the greatest cooks and with such character. They don't make grandma's like that anymore. Unless we are in the making. LOL