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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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Polish Stuffed Eggs in Shells (Alternative Deviled Eggs)

Jajka faszerowane is a well-known dishes – it’s stuffed eggs. But, it can be done in many different ways, but everyone automatically assumes it’s deviled eggs. You know, those eggs you cut in half and make a mush out of yolk, just to mix it with something and put it back in, preferably in a …

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Polish Kolaczki Cookies: Christmas Cookies Recipe

Popularly known as Polish Christmas Cookies, the Kolaczki cookies are flaky little pastries filled with fruit, cheese, nut, or poppy seed pastes. Easy to make in an hour, they’re the perfect dessert to bring to a party! Although they’re officially called Kołaczki Cookies, they’re also referred to as Cream Cheese Kolaches, Polish Kolachki, Kolachki, Kolace, …

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Polish City Chicken: A Dish You Won’t Find in Poland

A dish that originated during the Great Depression, Polish City Chicken never contains any chicken! This skewered meat dish is a good comfort food choice and also works great as an appetizer! I had NEVER even heard of city chicken until I went on a food tour in NYC. I was introduced to this “traditional …

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Summer Kompot Recipe: Polish Fruit Drink

Kompot is THE most traditional Polish drink. One can say Polish beer or vodka is the most famous, but I disagree – everyone drinks kompot in Poland and it’s been that way for generations. There are two versions of kompot – warm made of dry fruits and cold made of fresh fruits. The warm version …

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Mizeria Recipe: Polish Cucumber Salad

Polish people tend to eat seasonal things. It’s always been a tradition to wait a whole year for something seasonal since produce wasn’t imported (avocados, I’m looking at you!). The beginning of the summer is time for fresh fruits like berries or apricots, summer was perfect was sunflowers (in Poland we never eat sunflower peeled …

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