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As a native Pole I’m sharing my best Polish food recipes for those wanting to try them out at home! Polish cooking doesn’t have to be hard.

Krokiety Recipe: Polish Croquettes

Krokiety are golden brown Polish pancakes that are eaten with red borscht soup for Christmas. Of course, they’re perfect for other times of the year too and taste great with mushrooms, sauerkraut, onions, or meat! Krokiety is a savory Polish pancake that’s quite often made by rolling a nalesnik (closer to French crepe than American …

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Polish Zapiekanka: Polish Street Food

Zapiekanka, also known as Polish pizza is popular Polish street food. You’ll love this Polish open sandwich is topped with mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, and more! What Exactly Is Zapiekanka? Often served at street stalls in Poland, zapiekanka is a toasted open-topped or open-faced sandwich that was invented in the 1970s. It’s said that Edward Gierek, …

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Kotlety Mielone: Polish Meat Patties

Kotlety Mielone are a popular Polish meat dish of flattened meat patties that are breaded and fried. Easy to make, they’re almost a staple part of the Polish diet! What is Kotlety Mielone? Kotlety Mielone are pan-fried Polish frikadeller meatballs made of ground meat. Their origins are unknown, but they’re popular in a number of …

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Kapusta z Grzybami: Sauerkraut with Mushrooms Recipe

Often eaten at the Christmas Eve dinner, this Polish sauerkraut and mushrooms dish is fairly easy to make. Known as kapusta or kapusta z grzybami, it’s also used as a filling for pierogi or krokiety. What Is Kapusta? Kapusta is a traditional Polish dish made by frying sauerkraut with mushrooms and onions. Traditionally, the mushrooms …

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Traditional Polish Kapusniak Soup Recipe

Kapusniak is a wholesome and filling Polish soup made from sauerkraut or fermented cabbage, carrots, and potatoes. Eaten meatless during the season of Lent, the soup can include smoked bacon, pork ribs, and kielbasa at other times. It’s All About The Cabbage! Cabbage as a species has been grown in Europe since 1000 BC, but …

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Classic Red Borscht Recipe: Barszcz Ukrainski

Called the classic Red Borscht or Barszcz Ukrainski, this Polish version of Ukrainian borscht soup is made with cannellini beans and is thick in texture. Milder in taste than the clear red borscht, it’s hearty and filling. What is Barszcz Ukrainski? Being close to Ukraine’s border has added a few Ukrainian dishes to the Polish …

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Polish Red Borscht Recipe (Barszcz Czerwony)

A rich earthy beetroot soup, the Barszcz Czerwony is a popular dish for Christmas and Easter. The colorful tasty Polish soup dish is gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan. What is Barszcz Czerwony? Traditionally made with zakwas or beet kvass, the Polish red borscht soup or Barszcz Czerwony has been made since the 13th century and considered …

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Szarlotka – Polish Apple Pie

Szarlotka is a prime pie all over Poland, but the truth is you either love it or hate it. It’s an everyday dessert, served without any special occasion. Fun fact: Szarlotka shares its name with a popular Polish cocktail. It’s made of Żubrówka – bison grass vodka, mixed with apple juice and cinnamon. Is it Polish Apple Cake or …

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