Noodles Romanoff

I realize there are probably lots of people named Romanoff and that they are all happy and healthy, but all I can think of is the doomed Romanoff family from pre-Revolution Russia. And this dish should raise their memory, for good reason. Trading on the name of the tragic family, there was a very successful restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA named Romanoff’s. Turns out, the owner claimed to be a cousin of the murdered Czar, but was in fact from a different country entirely and not related at all! The side dish of choice among the Hollywood elite was Noodles Romanoff. It became so popular that Betty Crocker and Rice-A-Roni purchased the recipe and sold boxed versions for home makers across America. The restaurant closed in the 1960s, and the noodles went out of fashion.

Noodles Romanoff

8 oz egg noodles (4 cups)

2 cps sour cream

1 cp cottage cheese

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1/4 cup onions finely chopped

1 tsp worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp salt

Dash of pepper & paprika

Cook noodles according to package & drain. Combine noodles w/ sour cream, cottage cheese, onions, salt, pepper & worcestershire. Mix well. Transfer to a greased 1 1/2 qt casserole. Sprinkle w/ paprika. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes.

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