Currently cooking from Tasty by Roy Finamore
This dish isn’t much to look at, but it is probably the best thing I’ve cooked out of Tasty.
If you’ll recall, the last recipe(s) I tried out of this book weren’t so successful. I was ready to go onto the next book, but decided that I needed to get one last review from Tasty. I didn’t have high hopes for this one; how good could a recipe be that only had cabbage, egg noodles, butter, sour cream and some seasonings in it? I expected this dish to be boring and bland.
I was so wrong.
You start off by cooking a shredded green cabbage in butter until it starts to brown. Along the way, you throw in some crushed caraway seeds, salt and pepper. Once the cabbage is meltingly tender, you added cooked egg noodles and toss the whole thing with a cup of sour cream. Finamore recommends that you save some of the pasta water to help loosen the sauce up. I’m glad I did, as it was a little dry at first. I used about 3/4 of a cup of the pasta water.
Comforting and filling, this dish was a home run. It is so easy to make, and I could have eaten just this for dinner.
My final impression of Tasty? Before this dish I would have shrugged and probably not come back to Tasty. Now I’m wondering how many other sleepers are in there.