Cabbage and noodles is a Slovakian dish. It is also commonly known as Haluski. Cabbage and noodles is known as a great comfort food because of the smoothness of the texture and the soothing taste it offers.
Cabbage and noodles can be either served as a side dishor with meat preparations such as chicken or lamb. You can also eat this dish with bread and butter. Customarily, this dish is prepared with salt, pepper, butter, cabbage and noodles only.
Cabbage and noodles is a very popular dish and there are also several ways to make it more interesting such as the addition of spices and herbs. Some of the ingredients that you can add to the dish to add to the flavor and make it more interesting include – caramelized onions, celery, rosemary, parsley, tarragon and even some bacon.
One important point that you need to keep in mind while adding other ingredients to the dish is the fact that adding too many ingredients will spoil the natural flavor and texture of the dish.
Because of the popularity of this dish, you can make a large amount and store it in the fridge for future use. However, there is a certain method that you need to follow while freezing cabbage and noodles.
Freezing Cabbage And Noodles
The following points will tell you how to freeze cabbage and noodles so that you can prepare a large amount of the dish and save it for use later on.
Storing In Containers
One of the first things that you will need to do while freezing cabbage and noodles is to separate the quantity of the dish into containers. However, if you want to keep the dish in one large container then you can do that as well. Before closing the lid of the container you need to make sure that there is at least a space of ¼ inch between the dish and the lid. This space is left to allow for moisture expansion inside the container.
It is in a way better to keep the entire dish in one container especially if you are planning to serve to all members of the family in one meal. This is because the cabbage and noodles dish will retain the same flavor throughout. On the other hand, if you keep in separate containers then the space for moisture expansion may not be equal for all the containers and it may affect the taste of the dish. However, if you have prepared a large amount of cabbage and noodles that does not fit into a large container, you can divide the quantity among a few containers.
Sealing The Containers
Another factor with regard to how to freeze cabbage and noodles is to seal the lid of the container in which you have kept the dish properly. Fix the lid tightly and seal the edges with a tape to keep air from entering the container. This dish can last for up to three months if it is stored properly.