Here are my few top Polish foods made according to traditional recipes:
With Capital in Warsaw, divided into 16 Administrative subdivisions covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union.
There’s no better place to get expert food advice and tips than from a local of that country Kinga, a Polish traveller , shares with us some of her favourite things to eat when she’s at home. So when you’re in Poland, don’t miss her expert food advice!
Traditional Polish cuisine is a real paradise, once you try it, you will not be able to resist the temptation.
1. Pierogi (Polish dumplings)
Dumplings are made of thinly rolled-out dough filled with a variety of fillings. The most popular fillings are meat, sauerkraut and mushrooms, seasonal fruit (blueberries, strawberries and cherries), buckwheat, sweet cottage cheese or boiled potatoes with fried onions (called Russian dumplings). Pierogi is a Polish food that’s always served for Christmas.
2. Barszcz Czerwony
This soup is the most famous soup in Poland. It’s hot beetroot soup with , garlic, and other vegetables, such as carrots and celery or root parsley. and a sour cream usually served with raviolli or tortellinni filled with meat. . Some versions are made with meat or bacon and served as a thicker stew. A vegetarian version of barszcz is presented as the first course during the Christmas Eve feast, served with ravioli-type dumplings called uszka with mushroom filling.
3. Gołąbki (cabbage roll)
Gołąbki is a typical traditional Polish food made of minced pork with some rice, onion, mushrooms, wrapped in white cabbage leaves. There are also other variations of fillings such as poultry, mutton or without meat. Before serving cabbage are simmered / fried in fat.
4. Polskie naleśniki (Polish pancakes)
Polish pancakes are very thin and they are served either with cheese, quark previously mixed with sugar, jam, fruits and powdered sugar or with meat and vegetables- all equally tasty.
5. Śledź w oleju z cebulą (herring in oil with onion)
Herring is a fish you can prepare in various ways. However in Poland, there are two traditional ways of serving the herring, either with sour cream and pickled onions or with oil and garlic.
6. Bigos (Hunter’s stew)
It is a very traditional Polish dish and its basic ingredients are shreds sauerkraut, fresh cabbage (sometimes used only sauerkraut), various types of meat and sausages, dried mushrooms, prunes, onions and spices. Delicious!
7. Kotlet schabowy (breaded pork cutlet)
Kotlet schabowy is one of the most delicious and the oldest Polish foods. The pork breaded cutlet coated with breadcrumbs (served with bones or without) can be perfectly served with buttered potatoes and cabbage salad. If you don’t like pork meat, try to eat chicken cutlet made the same way as the pork one.
8. Gulasz (Goulash)
This dish is originally from Hungary, but the Polish recipe has been slightly changed. It is a stew of meat served with potatoes and vegetables, seasoned with friend onion and peppers.
9.Grilled oscypek (sheep’s cheese) with bacon, grilled apple and cranberry sauce
Oscypek is a smoked cheese made of salted sheep milk that’s found exclusively in the Tatra Mountains region of Poland. Grilled and served with cranberry sause -Yum!
Golonka is considered to be one of the best Polish national dishes. The name refers to the pork hock, or pork knuckle, which is usually seared and slowly cooked until tender. Alternatively, it can also be grilled or braised in the oven. Other varieties include fresh or smoked golonka, with the former being a more traditional choice.
It is usually served whole, on the bone, alongside boiled potatoes, cabbage, a variety of cooked vegetables, and horseradish or mustard sauce. Another favourite among the locals is the famous golonka w piwie, a variety of golonka glazed with beer and honey.
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