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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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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 even if they’re being called golumpki quite often. It turns out that in the US Polish cabbage rolls are dominated by the …

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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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