Kápostás Tészta (Hungarian Cabbage Noodles)

Kápostás Tészta (Hungarian Cabbage Noodles)
Recipe type: Pasta, Noodles
 
Ingredients
For the Caramelized Cabbage:
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 4 cups finely grated green cabbage (not Savoy or Chinese cabbage varieties, simply regular green)
  • 1 tsp salt
For the Cabbage Noodles:
  • Prepared Caramelized Cabbage
  • 450g/1lb medium egg noodles, cooked until tender
Instructions
For the Caramelized Cabbage:
  1. In a medium pot over medium high heat, add the oil. Once the oil heats to a smoulder but not smoking, add the cabbage and salt. Stir occasionally for 8-10 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pot as necessary. As the cabbage dries slightly and sticks, you may need to add a few tablespoons of water and scrape the bottom further, incorporating the “brown bits” into the slowly browning cabbage.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook the cabbage, stirring more, scraping more and repeating the addition of water if it gets too dry for a further 7-10 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium low and stir the cabbage more. It should be getting a pale brown colour, losing most of its remnant green colour. As it dries again (about 5-7 minutes later), add a bit more water, scraping the bottom of the pot once more, stirring the cabbage until it is a deep golden brown colour. Keep warm while you cook the egg noodles.
For the Cabbage Noodles:
  1. Toss the prepared Caramelized Cabbage with the cooked egg noodles. Serve with a sprinkle of salt, or many traditional Hungarians add a sprinkle of sugar. Serves 4.