"All my Purim recipes are dessert recipes so I was pleased to discover this vegetarian entree or side dish appropriate for Purim.
"I wonder if this recipe was the antecedent to Jerusalem Noodle
Kugel. The technique of caramelizing the sugar and the use of grated
black pepper in a noodle dish is the link that I see. Admittedly,
this dish differs in that it includes cabbage -- that quintessential Eastern
European vegetable -- and omits eggs, but I see a relationship between
the two dishes."
Hungarian Cabbage and Noodles
Heat oil in 12-inch skillet; add sugar and heat until sugar browns. Add onions; cook until they start to wilt. Stir in cabbage; saute, turning frequently, until tender, about 20 minutes. Season to taste with pepper. Transfer cabbage mixture and pan juices to large bowl; keep warm.
Cook noodles in boiling salted water until tender; drain. Quickly toss noodles with cabbage and poppy seeds. Serve immediately.
Yield: 8 to 10 servings.
Source: "Foods From Eastern Europe Add Variety to Purim Menus" Judy Zeidler ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH (on-line editon), 3/5/90