Traditional Slovak Haluski

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This has been in my family for generations coming from Czechoslovakia. Traditionally, it is mixed with goat cheese from Czechoslovakia but since it's not available here in the States, we use brick cheese or feta. We eat this as a main meal but can be served as a side. Serve as is or add kielbasa on the side or slice up kielbasa and mix it in with haluski! Serve with warm crusty bread.

1
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon

  • 4 small potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 cups shredded Wisconsin brick cheese

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels. When bacon is cool, crumble and set aside.

  2. Place potatoes into a food processor and process until pureed, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and stir in flour, eggs, baking powder, and salt to make a sticky dough. Set dough aside.

  3. Fill a large pot about half full of lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Ladle large spoonfuls of the sticky dough to a small cutting board and use a knife to chop the dough into tablespoon-size pieces; as you cut off a piece, drop it into the boiling water. Let the dumplings boil over medium heat until they float, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove dumplings with a slotted spoon to a large serving bowl.

  4. Sprinkle bacon crumbles and a handful of shredded brick cheese over each batch of dumplings; continue to make, boil, and transfer dumplings to the bowl, sprinkling each batch with bacon and brick cheese. When all dumplings are made, gently stir the haluski to mix all ingredients.

Cook's Note:

Dough will be very pasty and sticky but not thin. You can fry up dumplings in bacon fat after boiling, caramelize one large sweet onion (chopped) in bacon fat, replace cheese with provolone (six slices), garnish with freshly chopped chives, and add a dollop of sour cream to each serving!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

346 Calories
18g Fat
28g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 346
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 661mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 17mg 84%
Calcium 228mg 18%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 535mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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