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KLUSKI Z SEREM -- family favourite. Lane kluski too.

Polonius3 1,020 | 12,550   11 Jan 2009 /  #1
Involved Polish dishes such as pierogi, gołąbki and zrazy zawijane are turn-offs for many, but some Polish dishes are the heigth of simplicity. One dish regularly served in many familiesi kluski z serem (noodles & curd cheese). Visiors rarely get to sample it, because Poles regard it as a homey, family dish not go enoguh for foreign company.

Cook noodles or other pasta of choice until tenderer than al dente, drain and toss with crumbled twaróg (curd cheese). Garnish with skwarki (golden-brown fried pork fatback nuggets) and as much of the drippings as you like. Enjoy!

Proportions: to average packet of noodles use 1 - 2 cup crumbled cheese according to preference and about 50 g fatback.

nikttaki 5 | 62   11 Jan 2009 /  #2
Mmmm... I really like kluski z serem! very simple to do and very good, especially if you put some more effort and prepare home made noodles/pasta/kluski!!! I like them with lots of "bialy ser/twarog" and tiny slices of "skwarki" - well fried bacon - if I dont have bacon I cut onion into very small pieces, fry it till it becomes brown and it tastes good too... :) Smacznego :)
purplelady 1 | 32   11 Jan 2009 /  #3
This sounds delicious. Is curd cheese similar to the cottage cheese we find in the US or is it something different?
Seanus 15 | 19,748   11 Jan 2009 /  #4
This is news to me. I thought kluski were things to accompany rolada and red cabbage (modra kapusta). Is that just kluski śląski? Are they really noodles?

Some say twaróg is cottage cheese but they are not quite the same. Curd cheese is a good way to describe it.
nikttaki 5 | 62   11 Jan 2009 /  #5
twarog = "bialy ser" and on some web sites it was translated as a cottage cheese too, try to google "bialy ser" and the pictures should explain...

Kluski z serem could be also known as "kluski lyzka kladzione" (z serem)
OP Polonius3 1,020 | 12,550   12 Jan 2009 /  #6
Kluski has several meanings in Polish. It can be a kind of small dumplings (similar to German Spätzle), Silesian potato ball dumplings, lane kluski = poured-batter dumplings and, in the kluski z serem (and Xmas Eve kluski w makiem) instance -- egg noodles. Thinner egg noodles used in soup are called makaron.

Twaróg is similar to American dry cottage cheese (without the soupy whey and cream of your average American cottage cheese), also known as curd cheese and farmer cheese.
Claudge in Hamt   17 Feb 2009 /  #7
In my family the curd cheese used is Farmers cheese (comes in a triangle white brick) and is sold as Farmers Cheese found in most super markets in the US also it is known as dry cottage cheese however the taste in cottage cheese is more familiar however the taste it presents in this meal offsets the taste of buttered noodles which my grandmother fried the noodles in then added the butter (just slightly burnt or as grandma would say drizzle just burning butter over the top of cheese and noodles). I enjoyed my noodles slightly crisp as well. enjoy!
billfromnorfolk   13 Mar 2009 /  #8
I have been eating an americanized version of Kluski and cheese since I was a child. My grandmother would make it with One pound of noodles, one pound of bacon and one pound of cottage cheese. This has always been one of my favorite meals, Milk soup being my next favorite!
OP Polonius3 1,020 | 12,550   13 Sep 2009 /  #9

To complement a recent chicken-soup thread, here are the easiest home-made noodles that can be made, and a Polish favourite for generations: LANE KLUSKI (poured noodles).

In a mug or measuring cup place 2 heaped tablespoons of flour, add a small egg and a bit of water (or broth) and stir vigorously until smooth and pourable. Add more liquid if too thick. Either pour it in a thin stream into the boiling broth or (if you don't want the soup to be cloudy) into a pot of boiling water and cook a few mintues. Drain and serve in soup.
Dagmara 1 | 38   16 Sep 2009 /  #10
they're called kluski lane (poured noodles)

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