Recipe by Olga
"Halushky is a Ukrainian name for dumplings made of batter or thick dough mixture. Various ingredients are added for tenderness, texture, flavor, and food value. They are served with a stew, or roast and gravy, or as a side dish. Good halushky should be light. Their lightness depends on the proportions used and on the method of cooking them. This standard recipe may be varied as desired. Dry curd cheese is preferred for a filling because a wet, creamy one will melt giving flat and empty varenyky or halushky."
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shredded potatoes, drained and pressed
cold mashed potatoes
salt and ground black pepper to taste
dry cottage cheese
My Grandmother used to make this for me and I never could determine the proper ratio of ingredients. Thanks! This brought back many wonderful memories.
This sounds good, but not like "halushky" that I'm used to. Halushky is egg noodles sauteed in butter w/ chopped cabbage. what's described here is a vareniki or pierohi (pierogie)
This is interesting! I'm going to try this recipe out for sure! Mainly, I wanted to comment on the review left by Beacon - whatever you are describing there ( was it noodles with cabbage?), is NOT halushky!!!!!!! As a full blooded Ukrainian, born and raised there I can tell you that halushky, as Olga put it best: "... is a Ukrainian name for dumplings made of batter or thick dough mixture. Various ingredients are added for tenderness, texture, flavor, and food value. They are served with a stew, or roast and gravy, or as a side dish". My grandmother used to make soup with halushky (or z halushkamy for those of us that speak Ukrainian :) Personally, I'm always looking for an authentic Ukrainian recipe with a twist - thank you for this one Olga.
This is also a traditional Slovak dish but we have it slightly different. We make ours basically shredded up potatoes (to a paste-quick I use blender!), flour and egg then add bacon and cheese. There are variations of this dish but this is what I grew up on. I have since then added my own variations-Thanks for sharing!!
very good, served with brown butter, crumbled bacon and sour cream on the side. love trying different ethnic foods for a change.
I believe that the halushy another user described of noodles and cabbage is a Polish tradition, while the one listed here is more Ukranian/Slovak. Both are very tasty!
I love polish food, my grandmother was Ukrainian. Anything containing potatoes, onions and cabbage is a tasty treat. However I just threw this out the door! And I would not recommend it for the novice cook. I have been cooking for about 50 years and can rescue most anything but I finally just dumped this. There is nothing in the ingredients that should have been difficult to work with. But I do believe that hand shredding the potatoes caused them to just be too watery. I dryed them several times but it would have taken 5 lbs of flour to get any kind of workable dough to fill. They might work as drop dumplings? I tryed frying them like potatoe pancakes, put onions and cabbage in the skillet with a few...all of these things should have worked but it just didn't. They tasted terrible. and I didn't think that was possible. So maybe it was just me having a DAY. But my advise is to try something else. This recipe needs too much tweeking, your time is better spent on something else like perogie.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ukrainian Filled Halushky Dumplings
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 26
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