This dish goes by many names depending on the cultural background of the person talking about it. The name we used at home probably is a bastardized German-ish word since when I bring it up with native German speakers they look at me like I’ve lost my freaking mind. Doing a Google Translate I get the word “Kohlnudeln” but my dad used the word(s) Kraut Knookles (spelling as it sounds) which I’m pretty sure isn’t really German except the “Kraut” part.
This is a dish that can be whipped up for pennies given cabbage isn’t expensive and I can get elbow noodles at Walmart for $1 for a one pound box. My quasi-vegetarian niece loves them as well.
- 1 Head of Cabbage; shredded thinly
- ½ stick of butter or 4 Tbsp of clarified butter
- 1 lb elbow noodles
- salt and pepper
- Cook the elbow noodles according to the directions on the box in salted water
- Melt the butter over medium heat and add the cabbage stirring frequently
- When the cabbage is wilted and reduced in volume add the cooked noodles and combine
- Salt and pepper to tasted and serve