Polish Haluski

We adore pasta, and we always get excited when we find new ways to incorporate sauerkraut into our meals.

A while ago, I decided to eat predominately vegan/vegetarian except when I occasionally acquire sustainably produced meat from the most local of fisherman and hunters. With the utmost support of this decision our greatest of friends, Sidney, gifted us with quite a bit of deer sausage courtesy of a south Louisiana hunter in Lake Charles. One cannot get a more organic, natural, sustainably produced meat than that which is hunted. While pondering what to cook for supper on this cool November weekend I came across a recipe for Polish Haluski. This dish is a Polish comfort food that is made simply with butter, caramelized onions, pasta and sauerkraut. I adapted the recipe a bit, and paired with our deer sausage. It turned out wonderful! This is definitely a meal that warms the soul and is packed with vitamins, essential nutrients and probiotics

Polish Haluski

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 12 ounces of noodles
  • 1 cup of sauerkraut from Cultured Guru Sauerkraut or homemade sauerkraut
  • 2 tablespoons of organic butter
  • 1 cup of fresh baby spinach
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • Green onions
  • Organic Sausage

Takes

Instructions

  1. Boil water and add in dried pasta, cook until al dente, drain and set aside.
  2. While the pasta cooks, melt butter in cast iron skillet on low heat, add in chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté for about 15 minutes until the onions are caramelized.
  3. Add in pasta and cook for about 5 minutes. Add in chopped spinach and cook for about 1 minute. Then add in a cup of sauerkraut, stir for 1 minute then turn off heat. (This small amount of time heating the sauerkraut keeps it rather raw and retains its probiotic benefits.)
  4. Place Polish Haluski in a serving bowl, top with cracked pepper and chopped green onions. Re-heat cast iron skillet and brown sausage. Plate sausage with pasta on the side, and enjoy this amazing, comforting, delicious meal.

Peace, Love & Microbes, 

Kaitlynn Fenley