Orange zest and raisins make this Polish Easter bread a special treat. Makes 2 loaves ( 24 servings).
Traditional Polish Easter bread. Serve as a coffee cake for breakfast or with tea. Makes 3 - 8 inch babkas ( 36 servings).
This is traditional Polish beef dish. I recommend to
prepare it in the evening, do first heating, go to bed, and
finish on the day after. Meat needs to be hammered
thoroughly. The dish is time consuming, but all your guests will
pronounce you the king of the cooks! My serving suggestion: Put
some buckwheat cereals on 1/3 of the plate, 2 to 3 bitkas
on next 1/3 of the plate, and pour some sauce over the
cereals. Leave last 1/3 of the plate free for the vegetable
salad of any kind. I like sour cabbage combined with carrots
and apples. The meat just melts in your mouth, and you
will hear the quiet sighs of contentment around the table.
Suddenly all guests stop talking and they START EATING. The
dish is rather spicy, (I do it medium, our kids are 10 and
8), but it leaves a very light sweetish taste afterwards
on your tongue. The dish goes perfectly with cold beer,
preferably lager. The kids get peach juice. Prep Time: approx. 30
Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 9 Hours . Makes 6 to 8 servings .
I like to simmer the beef and bacon for up to 6 hours,
then let sit overnight in the broth to cool. Skim the
excess fat and cut the meats into bite-size pieces. Re-heat,
adding the beets, cabbage, onions, leeks, and sausage. I
don't think that the carrots are necessary or add anything
to the recipe. I've added several varieties of sausage to
give added flavors but the milder Polish sausages seem to
go better with the soft and sweet flavors of the beets.
Serve with fresh bread. Prep Time: approx. 30 Minutes. Cook
Time: approx. 2 Hours 10 Minutes. Makes 12 servings .
Kielbasa, also called kielbasy or Polish sausage, is a
spicy sausage usually made with pork (though beef is
sometimes added). It comes in chunky links, and is sold
precooked. I haven't met anyone yet who didn't like this dish. I
even like it and I really don't care for kielbasa that
much! Another bonus is that it is easy to make, and is yet
another recipe for your slow cooker. Prep Time: approx. 5
Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 1 Hour . Makes 8 servings .
This is an old Polish recipe that was used at Easter
time. This recipe is traditionally served with home made
noodles. If desired the fruit can be removed, leaving broth to
serve with noodle. If you do not know where to purchase a
duck, contact a local farmer or butcher. If you prepare
your own poultry be sure to add 1/2 cup vinegar to duck
blood to prevent coagulation. Makes 12 servings .
This is a traditional Polish recipe handed down from my
grandma. Its quick, simple, inexpensive, tasty and makes
enough to feed an army. Prep Time: approx. 45 Minutes. Makes 8 servings .
Kapusta is a great side dish at any meal and even makes a
great main dish for vegetarians. This recipe was passed down
by my Polish grandmother. I grew up with it at every
holiday meal and just love it. Sauerkraut takes on a whole new
flavor when baked and is really delicious! Try it and see for
yourself! Prep Time: approx. 20 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 1
Hour 10 Minutes. Makes 6 servings .
This smoked, Polish sausage dish is great for company!
It is super good and easy, and can be prepared well in
advance of company arrival. Complete meal by adding baked
potato, fruit salad, and bread. Prep Time: approx. 10 Minutes.
Cook Time: approx. 30 Minutes. Makes 4 servings .
Veggies, potatoes and Polish sausage topped with melted Cheddar cheese make this a delicious casserole. This recipe is so simple, it's the one thing my husband makes himself!
When I do it, I like to add green and red bell peppers, but
it's really all in what you want to do with it. Enjoy! Prep Time: approx. 15 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 1 Hour . Makes
4 servings .
Jam filled Holiday cookies which have been a tradition for every Polish Christmas Eve I can remember. Makes 4 dozen ( 24 servings).
This recipe is from my grandmother: the secret is to roll the dough thin for a light, crisp cookie. Polish bow tie cookies. Makes 10 dozen ( 60 servings).
This traditional Polish egg bread is wonderfully light with a slightly sweet flavor. Prep Time: approx. 30 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 50 Minutes. Makes 3 round loaves (18 servings).
These are dough pockets filled with cottage cheese, boiled and served with sour cream gravy. My step-grandmother was Russian/Polish and she made these but we called them
Vereneke. If desired, serve with sour cream that is heated but
not boiling, and crisp fried bacon. Prep Time: approx. 20
Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 10 Minutes. Makes 12 pierogi ( 12
These are thin, crispy, fried potato pancakes. They are delicious!! This recipe has been passed down generations in my
Polish family. Platski are very easy to make and taste fabulous. But I must warn you: these are very addictive!! Prep Time: approx. 10 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 20 Minutes. Makes 4 servings .
Beef Soup With Liver Balls
This is an old Polish classic recipe. Serve over noodles. Makes 4 servings .
Feeding an army? Here's the solution! Prep Time: approx. 40 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 5 Hours . Makes 25 -30 servings .
Sauteed cabbage and onions with noodles, a perfect last minute meatless meal!! Makes 5 - 6 servings .
My mother in law has a polish name for these but my husband and brothers always just called them "Polish Christmas Cookies". They are very easy to make and have a nice anise flavor to them. Makes 5 to 6 dozen ( 72 servings).
Dill Pickle Soup
Serve with your favorite hamburger. This soup tastes best chilled, the next day. Makes 6 - 8 servings .
A great appetizer that is loved by all, especially men. Serve these meaty, cheesy delights on game day! For later use, place the topped bread on a cookie sheet in the freezer for 1 hour. Once frozen, the slices may be stored in freezer bags. Prep Time: approx. 10 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 10 Minutes. Makes 15 servings .