Halushky, a traditional dish in Eastern European cuisine, consists of dumplings made from grated potatoes or dough. These dumplings are typically served with cheese or cabbage, offering a hearty and comforting meal. The recipe's origins date back centuries, originating in the rural areas of countries like Slovakia, Ukraine, and Poland, where ingredients like potatoes and cabbage were abundant. Over time, variations of the dish emerged, with different regions adding their own twists. Today, halushky remains a beloved and versatile dish, enjoyed both in homes and restaurants worldwide.


- 2 large potatoes, peeled and grated

- 1 cup all-purpose flour

- 1 egg

- Salt to taste

- 1/2 cup grated cheese or shredded cabbage (for serving)


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the grated potatoes, flour, egg, and salt. Mix well until a dough forms.

2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

3. Take small portions of the dough and shape them into dumplings using your hands.

4. Carefully drop the dumplings into the boiling water.

5. Cook the dumplings for about 5-7 minutes or until they float to the surface.

6. Remove the dumplings with a slotted spoon and drain any excess water.

7. Serve the halushky hot, topped with grated cheese or alongside shredded cabbage.

Enjoy your delicious halushky!

Nutrition Value:

1. 2 large potatoes, peeled and grated:

  - Calories: Approximately 320 kcal

  - Carbohydrates: Approximately 72 grams

  - Protein: Approximately 8 grams

  - Fat: Approximately 0.4 grams

  - Sodium: Varies based on salt content

  - Cholesterol: Zero

  - Vitamins: High in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium

  - Minerals: Contains significant amounts of potassium, manganese, and phosphorus

  - Nutritional Benefit: Potatoes are a good source of complex carbohydrates, providing energy. They also offer essential vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C, which boosts immunity, and potassium, which is crucial for heart health and muscle function.

2. 1 cup all-purpose flour:

  - Calories: Approximately 455 kcal

  - Carbohydrates: Approximately 95 grams

  - Protein: Approximately 13 grams

  - Fat: Approximately 1.5 grams

  - Sodium: Varies based on salt content

  - Cholesterol: Zero

  - Vitamins: Contains small amounts of vitamins B1, B2, and B3

  - Minerals: Contains iron and magnesium

  - Nutritional Benefit: Flour serves as the main binding agent in the dumplings. It provides carbohydrates for energy and some protein, but it is relatively low in vitamins and minerals compared to other ingredients.

3. 1 egg:

  - Calories: Approximately 70 kcal

  - Carbohydrates: Approximately 0.6 grams

  - Protein: Approximately 6 grams

  - Fat: Approximately 5 grams

  - Sodium: Approximately 70 milligrams

  - Cholesterol: Approximately 185 milligrams

  - Vitamins: Rich in vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin B12

  - Minerals: Contains selenium and phosphorus

  - Nutritional Benefit: Eggs are a complete protein source, providing all essential amino acids. They also contain important vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D for bone health and choline for brain function.

4. Salt to taste:

  - Sodium: Varies based on the amount used

  - Nutritional Benefit: While sodium is essential for various bodily functions, excessive intake can lead to health problems like high blood pressure. Using salt to taste adds flavor to the dish but should be consumed in moderation.

5. 1/2 cup grated cheese or shredded cabbage (for serving):

  - Nutritional values depend on the type of cheese or cabbage used. Generally:

   - Cheese:

    - Calories: Varies based on the type of cheese, ranging from 100 to 200 kcal

    - Carbohydrates: Minimal

    - Protein: Approximately 6-8 grams

    - Fat: Approximately 7-10 grams

    - Sodium: Varies based on the type of cheese

    - Cholesterol: Approximately 20-30 milligrams

    - Vitamins: Contains calcium and vitamin D

    - Minerals: Contains calcium and phosphorus

    - Nutritional Benefit: Cheese adds richness and flavor to the dish, along with protein and calcium.

   - Cabbage:

    - Calories: Approximately 15 kcal

    - Carbohydrates: Approximately 3.5 grams

    - Protein: Approximately 1 gram

    - Fat: Minimal

    - Sodium: Approximately 10 milligrams

    - Cholesterol: Zero

    - Vitamins: High in vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin B6

    - Minerals: Contains potassium and manganese

    - Nutritional Benefit: Cabbage is low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C, which supports immune health, and vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting.

These nutritional values are approximate and can vary based on factors such as serving size, cooking methods, and specific ingredient brands.

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