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what kind of sauce should I make for my gołąbki?

monk 4 | 10  
27 Jul 2007 /  #1
my mom stopped making them a while ago. I dunno why. But anyway I wanna surprise her and make some for dinner on Sunday.
but I can't remember- what kind of sauce goes with them? my mom used to use tomato sauce. does anyone have a nice home made recipe that could go along with the gołąbki? or maybe there are alternative sauces?

thanks in advance :D
27 Jul 2007 /  #2
V8 Juice works, but can be a little sour. Tomato juice is my favourite.
Dagmara 1 | 38  
27 Jul 2007 /  #3
I add plain tomato sauce (not spaghetti sauce), a little water and cut up raw bacon right into the same pot that the cabbage rolls cook in. By the time they are done the pot is full of sauce that tastes like cabbage, tomatoes and bacon. Delicious! I put salt inside of the cabbage rolls but not into the sauce because the bacon is salty enough.

Some people take a short cut and use condensed tomato soup and water but that taste too sweet to me and the pot tends to burn on the bottom because of the sugar that's in the soup.

Hope these tips help. Good luck!
Goonie 8 | 242  
27 Jul 2007 /  #4
my mom uses tomato paste from a can... tastes delicious :)
OP monk 4 | 10  
28 Jul 2007 /  #5
hmm so tomato sauce is a popular choice then. Dagmara, that bacon thing sounds interesting, I think I might try that. Thanks for the help, everyone
Lady in red  
28 Jul 2007 /  #6
my mom uses tomato paste from a can..

So did my mum :) But she also used condensed tomato soup sometimes as well. I preferred that as it was a bit milder........
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
28 Jul 2007 /  #7
I have only ever had them with tomato sauce. Anybody tried putting a bit of chilli in the sauce, I hadn't thought of it until now but it seems like it could work. Mmmmmm.....

The local supermarket sells Golabki in a jar, I haven't tried it - it dont look too good.
Lady in red  
28 Jul 2007 /  #8
a bit of chilli in the sauce, you'll ruin the dish if you do that, they don't need it :(

....they are so easy to make.....wonder what they taste like from a jar.......yuck I imagine.

mmmm pierogi , golabki , kotleti, bitki, kluski..........<grin> That's made me really hungry :)
tomek123 2 | 21  
31 Jul 2007 /  #9
My family always used ketchup. :)
Zgubiony 15 | 1,553  
2 Aug 2007 /  #10
Eeww. I don't think I've ever heard of it made from Ketchup.

I'd go with the plain tomato sauce monk;)
tomek123 2 | 21  
2 Aug 2007 /  #11
it's actually better than it sounds...surprisingly.
i don't think my mom actually uses tomato sauce...but then we eat it with ketchup...yeah...idk.
2 Aug 2007 /  #12
Tomato sauce or mushroom sauce at our house.

believe it or not, I've never made gołąbki, but I'm the placki and bigos king, so it's all good. :D
Rakky 9 | 217  
2 Aug 2007 /  #13
I make mine with 50% tomato juice and 50% vegetable broth, with two or three tablespoons of white vinegar. It's also not a bad idea to dip the cabbage leaves into vinegar (either straight or diluted, your preference) before rolling up the golabki.
Lady in red  
2 Aug 2007 /  #14
I'm the placki and bigos king,

Ah placki !! Well I never, you like them too :)

I can make golabki..........

mmmmmmm food I'll end up dreaming about it if I'm not careful <big grin>

hehe :)
8 Aug 2007 /  #15
My mum used tomato souce but i just hate golabki, so she doesnt make it at all ;)
I can look for this recipe but i think its the easiest one. My mother isnt a good cook:D
Lady in red  
8 Aug 2007 /  #16
Hey Wyspy, how's things with you ? Hope all's well ?

I loved my mum's

i just hate golabki,

My mum made great ones. Did your mum put them in the oven to bake and crisp up before she served them up........I think that makes all the difference.....

I think tomato soup was/is a popular thing to put on them........yummy :)

Which part of Poland are you from Wyspy ? Just north, south , west, east . Don't post any private info on here :(
1 Sep 2007 /  #17
My mom used ketsup also. Mix with water not straight out of the bottle to form a sauce.
pln 3 | 9  
1 Oct 2007 /  #18
We always used tomato soup ,,,and yes, some of us topped the golabki with ketchup!! Even got my Polsih husband hooked!!!
1 Oct 2007 /  #19
my grandma makes golabki in tomato or mushroom sauce. yummy....
plk123 8 | 4,138  
1 Oct 2007 /  #20
are they always in a suase? for some reason i recall eating some with just the broth. hmm

a little catsup on top doesn't sound all that bad either.
1 Oct 2007 /  #21
a little catsup on top doesn't sound all that bad either.

yuck... Americans add ketchup to everything...

are they always in a suase? for some reason i recall eating some with just the broth. hmm

with broth? i've never had that...
plk123 8 | 4,138  
1 Oct 2007 /  #22
broth as in drippings or the "cooking juice"; i think. ?
1 Oct 2007 /  #23
are you sure it was Polish food? :D

maybe krokiety with barszcz?
plk123 8 | 4,138  
1 Oct 2007 /  #24
nope.. that's different then golabki. i am pretty sure one of my grandmas used to cover them with clear "juice"
1 Oct 2007 /  #25
my grandmas used to cover them with clear "juice"

well, maybe it's another way of making golabki i don't know about :)
swingirl - | 3  
11 Oct 2007 /  #26
My grandmother used to make them 2 ways. sometime with the tomatoes based sauce and sometimes with a mushroom gravy. She made it from scratch but it was like Cream of Mushroom soup but darker in color.
smoketr - | 1  
29 Dec 2007 /  #27
I've made the rolls for 40 years here in the us...
after i fill the roaster pan, i dice up bacon and lightly fry, not
too crisp, and pour some of the grease a bits over the entire rolls.
you would not belive how it changes the flavor.
Dice 15 | 452  
29 Dec 2007 /  #28
what kind of sauce goes with them?

just use some marinara sauce out of a jar! Maybe meat flavored? Stuffed cabbage is so much work to boil the cabbage leaves and then roll'em around the meat - make your job easier and use already made marinara sauce!
Seanus 15 | 19,670  
29 Dec 2007 /  #29
Experiment with different sauces. U can have grzybowy, pieczarkowy or borówkowy, all of which match well. Poles tend to favour tomato sauce but Poland is a country that is rich in mushroom sauces
neelie 3 | 12  
31 Dec 2007 /  #30
Depends I suppose on where you are, when I was in England I used to love a bit of HP or Branson sauce on them, here I prefer sour cream to Tomato sauce, but then I hate ketchup.

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