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Kapusta II Recipe
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Kapusta II

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"This is a classic Polish cabbage dish. It has been changed over the years as it's been passed down through the generations, but remains a staple. Quick, simple, and delicious!"

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place the salt pork in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently until the fat has melted down and the meaty parts are cooked. Add shredded cabbage, and cook over medium-low heat until tender, stirring to coat the cabbage with the salt pork drippings.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles, and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain. When the cabbage has cooked completely, stir egg noodles into the cabbage, and season with black pepper to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 15, 2006

This is a good and economical recipe. Instead of salt pork,I use butter and olive oil. Chopped 2 onions, Keilbasa or pork steak cut in strips. Cook those before adding the cabbage. Add frozen peas once the cabbage cooks down, season with plenty of salt and pepper. Toss in the egg noodles and you have supper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 21, 2011

This sounds simple and fast. The Kapusta I make, handed down, takes about 3-4 hours minumum, has more ingredients, and no kluski. Of course, you can't be shy about the fat or sodium, sorry. I do know most people who never ate it because they hear "sour", love it. Used to use pork neck back in the day, but bone chips turned me to smoked pork shoulder, of course I still use salt pork fried up, for a base for the gravy to thicken it up. My starch is the potatos. I'll try to dig up a photo for the curious

May 30, 2007

This is similar to my family recipe. We don't ever use salt pork (olive oil to coat this til it glows) We also saute onion with the cabbage and cook them until the onion is transparent. Add the noodles and voila - a new batch is ready. My Ukrainian husband also added this to his recipe repetorie.

Apr 20, 2005

Very delish! I used bacon ,added thinly sliced onion,I had to add a couple splashes of white wine to cook the cabbage down in (I drained off a little of the bacon fat) and served with Weiner Schnitzel.

Apr 28, 2005

Great! It's even faster if you buy a pre-shredded bag of cabbage. One thing to note - if you use purple cabbage and have leftovers, the purple cabbage 'bleeds' on the noodles, and the next day, the dish doesn't look so appetizing. I had a Ukranian version of this recipe: saute the cabbage in a little butter until tender, then add the noodles, salt, pepper, and 1/2 tsp. sugar. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Jun 12, 2008

I used the review from lilquiz because I had pork and cabbage to use up. It needed lots of S&P. Could use something else to give it more flavor; like sausage or ham or some sort of spice. I'll have to experiment.

Sep 01, 2011

I believe that the use of egg noodles in the Kapusta would actually make it Haluski. Doesn't matter much with or without the noodles both are really good comfort food. I too substitute thick cut bacon lardons for the salt pork. It just gives it a nice smokier flavor. Additionally I will usually include thin sliced onion. Depending on my mood I'll also use split peas. Put them right in dry. It just give a little different texture to it and slightly different taste. It's all good though.

Jan 10, 2008

Very good!!! I did substitute 6 slices of bacon for the salt pork but followed the rest of the recipe as is. Hubby was surprised as he thought it wouldn't be very good but he enjoyed it as much as I did! Definitely a keeper recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 668 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 48.3 g
  • 74%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 12.3 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 840 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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