1 package bacon
1 whole head of cabbage, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 package of wide egg noodles, boiled and drained
1 stick of butter

Cut bacon into small pieces and fry in a large frying pan. Add butter and onion. Fry until onion is soft. Add cabbage and continue to cook until cooked through. Toss with noodles. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This is Polish food. My parents hail from a small town south of Pittsburgh, PA. My dad is Polish and my mom is Czech and this recipe, while not either sides family version, is a typical Polish food – starch plus fat and if you can, cabbage of some sort.

I truly like this dish next to a plate of fried or grilled chicken. It looks heavy at first (that’s what bacon fat and butter will do to you) but it’s really actually quite sweet and goes well with a lighter meat. Add some green beans or peas in on the side and it’s quite a nice home style meal. Think macaroni and cheese for the Polish soul.


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