Hi, I just signed up because I wanted to reply to your post. I grew up in Brooklyn and my grandmother was from Austrian Hungarian Empire. She died 3 weeks before I was born but taught my mother (from Cape Town SA) how to make was we also called "Cropletzlach". I searched the internet trying to find the correct name of this dish and I found it under Kraut-Pletzlach. It all made sense to me since it was cabbage and noodles and the german word for cabbage is Kraut! This is the ultimate jewish comfort food. My father passed away a year and a half ago and I used to make this for him, he just loved it! I still do and it always brings me back to my childhood and fond memories of my parents. I don't have children but will try to pass this recipe on to someone in my family. So google Kraut-Pletzlach and find out more about this staple of eastern european families. Happy Hanukkah!