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What First Polish Dish I Should Make?


giovannile07 6 | 37  
8 Jan 2009 /  #1
What first Polish should I try making? I really don't mind one it is, but my friend who's Polish that I know from New Zealand said I should try to make golabki and he also said it might be hard to make that. He either said that or bigos. Are there any suggestions of any other Polish dish that's popular I could make for lunch/dinner. Thanks, I've never ate Polish food in my life or haven't even seen it personally, so I would really enjoy this. =]

Edit: Possibly something not too complex. ;]
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
8 Jan 2009 /  #2
pierogi

I'd try these, simple and tasty, you can use different fillings.
OP giovannile07 6 | 37  
8 Jan 2009 /  #3
Today, 04:03 #2

pierogi

I'd try these, simple and tasty, you can use different fillings.

Oh I know this I think so, sounds so familiar. Thanks! =D
loco polaco 3 | 353  
8 Jan 2009 /  #4
pierogi are hard to make so are golabki.. very involved and if you screw up, you'll have a mess. definitely try bigos first out of these three.
polishgirltx  
8 Jan 2009 /  #5
Possibly something not too complex. ;]

make bigos....it's very easy...
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
8 Jan 2009 /  #6
i think gobalki is easier than bigos, but only in terms of sourcing the right ingredients. Remember most Polish food is somehow time consuming to make.
polishgirltx  
8 Jan 2009 /  #7
Remember most Polish food is somehow time consuming to make.

that's true

i think gobalki is easier than bigos

maybe... i make better bigos, because i 'killed' golabki a couple of times... ;)
Shawn_H  
8 Jan 2009 /  #8
i think gobalki is easier than bigos,

I like to cook. I think I would be less intimidated by the bigos. Probably less clean up as well.
loco polaco 3 | 353  
8 Jan 2009 /  #9
i think gobalki is easier than bigos, but only in terms of sourcing the right ingredients. Remember most Polish food is somehow time consuming to make.

there is no way golabki are easier the bigos. no way.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
8 Jan 2009 /  #10
Bigos can be 'adjusted' to taste. Some other foods can't be.

The only problem with Golabki is getting the sauce right.
loco polaco 3 | 353  
8 Jan 2009 /  #11
The only problem with Golabki is getting the sauce right.

and getting the cabbage right, and the mneat so it doesn't fall apart.. golabki are way more work. btw. there are more then one kind of sauces for golabki so i'm not sure if there is a 'right' one.
Lir  
8 Jan 2009 /  #12
golabki

They're very easy to make, once you know how <and it helps if you used to watch your Polish Mom make them when you were a child> hehehehe !

:)
loco polaco 3 | 353  
8 Jan 2009 /  #13
still more room for screw ups.. just trying to help the OP to avoid frustrations and disappointment. :)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
8 Jan 2009 /  #14
I find golabki easy to make now, it depends how used you are to cooking in general I suppose. :)

What about kotlety mielone? It's pretty easy. :)
Siegfried 1 | 100  
8 Jan 2009 /  #15
gulash is not hard to do, or a chicken soup
OP giovannile07 6 | 37  
8 Jan 2009 /  #16
Oh okay. I'll try checking those. :] Thanks. hmmm... I think I'll try making bigos then when I get a chance to. =]
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
9 Jan 2009 /  #17
Try meatballs in mushroom gravy with buckwheat groats and braised beetroot -- a Polish favourite and quite easy.
polishgirltx  
9 Jan 2009 /  #18
I think I'll try making bigos then

good choice :) smacznego...
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
9 Jan 2009 /  #19
i'd say bigos or placki ziemniaczane, ever so easy
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
9 Jan 2009 /  #20
£azanki is a simple start. You can even buy the macaroni for it. All you need is to dice the sausage, get some cabbage and add a few choice seasonings (bay leaves and ziele angielski).
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
9 Jan 2009 /  #21
placki ziemniaczane,

Yes it's true. I am making these often now and they are very easy. Although, I like to add plenty of pepper so I make them quite hot. ;) Sometimes I don't add pepper but I'll add garlic instead. It's good to experiment. :D
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
9 Jan 2009 /  #22
With some cream on top is nice too, PD. Garlic and herb sauce. Bare pancakes don't cut the mustard. Poland is full of nice sauces.
polishgirltx  
9 Jan 2009 /  #23
Bare pancakes

if you have nothing else at home, you can just put some sugar on it... it works well... but the best are with spicy Hungarian goulash :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
9 Jan 2009 /  #24
Yeah, the goulash ones are special. Very rich. No need to add extra salt with those. It's not a full meat dish but enough to fill a hole :)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
9 Jan 2009 /  #25
Bare pancakes don't cut the mustard. Poland is full of nice sauces.

You're right, they are better with a sauce. Garlic and herb, mushroom, who knows. ;)

you can just put some sugar on it

I heard that a few times and tried it once. I don't like it and can't understand why sugar on top is used. It's a strange addition. Oh yes though, nice with Hungarian Goulash! YUM! :D
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
9 Jan 2009 /  #26
They'd be quite good with maple syrup I reckon. Worth a try
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
9 Jan 2009 /  #27
Somehow I can't see them going with maple syrup. Maybe I am wrong though, I just wouldn't ;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
9 Jan 2009 /  #28
It would depend on the alcohol intake. That dictates eatability or even the state required to raise hand to mouth, LOL.

Nah, maybe you are right. How about visychoisse or however you write it? The prawn sauce. I had naleĊ›niki with prawns in a curry sauce. Heavenly!!
Macca - | 1  
10 Jan 2009 /  #29
Sweet and sour cabbage (kapusta) is easy. I have used Splenda instead of sugar and it came out GREAT.
OP giovannile07 6 | 37  
10 Jan 2009 /  #30
Thanks for the other suggestions, but are there any products that will be needed that they might not have at a local California Supermarket?

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