Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kasha Varnishkes

Another one of those old country recipes that really should not be forgotten is what my mother called Kasha Varnishkes or translated is Buckwheat Groats with Bowties. Generally served as a side dish, I have this no rules approach and eat it with just a salad or even on its own.

1 1/2 cups buckwheat groats (kasha)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp salt
3 cups boiling water
1 onion, diced
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup uncooked bow-tie pasta

Combine groats, egg and salt in a large saucepan on medium low heat. Stir constantly to incorporate egg and buckwheat until all the grains are dry and separated. Add boiling water, cove and cook over low heat until all water is absorbed - about 20 minutes.

In a fry pan, brown onion in hot oil. Set aside. Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain. Add pasta and fried onion to buckwheat. Salt and pepper to taste.

Delicious served warm. StumbleUpon


bellini said...

Pasta!!!! Healthy pasta!!!!!!!!It sounds good Giz!!You can tell I have been indulging over the holidays:D

That Girl said...

I've been dying to make this forever, but I can't find kasha anywhere!

giz said...

That Girl - maybe you'll find it labelled roasted buckwheat

kat said...

That looks like a very comforting dsih

Ruth Daniels said...

Still one of my favorite dishes when I'm needing some old time comfort.

When the girls were little, I'd add some ground beef and frozen peas.

Next time you make a tasty pasta I hope you'll share with