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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.

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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Chicken Kiev / De Volaille Recipe: Eastern European Style

Chicken Kiev is a breaded chicken breast that’s similar to the Ukrainian or Russian Cotelette De Volaille, or the Polish Kotlet De Volaille. The garlic butter stuffing makes this chicken dish exceptional! History of the Chicken De Volaille Chicken Kiev may have been an invention of Russian chefs who adopted French techniques or French chefs …

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Polish Vegetable Salad: Jarzynowa Recipe

The vegetable salad is a flagship dish of Polish cuisine and everyone has their own proven way of preparing it. This mouth-watering version of the Russian Salad or Polish potato salad called Jarzynowa Salad is Pyszne! That means Yum! Who Invented the Vegetable Salad? Lucien Olivier, a Russian chef of Belgian origin, made this salad …

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Paczki: Polish Donuts Recipe

These Polish yeast-based doughnuts are made to celebrate Fat Thursday before Lent begins, along with faworki. Filled with sweet cream or jam and rolled in powdered sugar, paczki a treat for everyone! Unlike American donuts that are based on Dutch oliebolen Polish paczki don’t have any “donut holes”. They’re big, round and filled with something. …

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Kopytka Recipe – Traditional Polish Potato Dumplings

These diamond-shaped Polish dumplings or “little hooves” made of mashed potatoes are the perfect replacement for rice, pasta, or bread. They go perfectly with some meaty dishes or even with some tasty golabki. Kopytka, literally “little hooves”, are one of the most traditional Polish dumplings – in a way they’re similar to Italian gnocchi, some …

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Golabki: Polish Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe

For Poles, Golabki needs no introduction. It’s always on Polish tables (especially at Christmas) regardless of which part of the country you’re coming from, and the recipe is always pretty much the same. It turns out that in the US Polish cabbage rolls are dominated by the Martha Stewart recipe. If you didn’t know, Martha …

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Quick Polish Potato Soup: Kartoflanka Recipe

A rich winter dish that’s now popular year-round, Kartoflanka is a creamy Polish potato soup that’s quick and easy to make! Potatoes were cheap and filling, especially in the winter, so Poles quickly adopted them and turned them into many dishes – pancakes, pierogi filling, noodles, simply as a side dish, or Polish soups. Potato …

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Chocolate Espresso Babka Recipe

Made with a rich brioche-like dough, the Chocolate Babka is a traditional Polish bread or cake, often made for Easter. The sweet-braided bread filled with melted chocolate and topped with sugar syrup is irresistible! Short History of Babka Babkas appeared all over Europe at the end of the XVIIth century. In Poland the king Stanisław …

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Polish Dill Pickle Soup: Zupa Ogorkowa

This savory and creamy Polish Dill Pickle Soup is perfect for any meal. Hearty and filling, it’s a great dish to serve with some meaty appetizers or sandwiches. Zupa ogórkowa is one of the most popular Polish soups – along with Zurek, Tomato, Potato and Vegetable (Polish version of Minestrone). Recipe Pointers For Polish Dill …

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