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Menu suggestions for a Polish/Scottish night.


PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
2 Mar 2009 /  #1
I finally managed to palm the menu for the cafe onto someone else (I don't like cakes so don't know Polish ones but thanks for all your help in the other thread).

So now it's down to planning a menu for a Polish/Scottish night at the end of the month.

Here's what we have so far:

Polish Menu

golabki
pierogi
bigos
(all the usual suspects)

Scottish Menu

haggis neeps and tatties (of course)
mince and tatties.

I thought about adding Scotch Broth to the Scottish menu but I am not keen on it.

Anyway, could you give me some further suggestions for the Polish one? No cakes or puddings because we won't be having them. Any kind of soup or "main course" is fine though.

Thanks.

PD :)
pgtx 30 | 3,156  
2 Mar 2009 /  #2
you must have 'schabowy z nóżką'...

good luck and have fun :)
OP PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
2 Mar 2009 /  #3
Thanks. :) It will be fun (I'm one of the cooks so there might be some casualties ;)

Any recipe for that?
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
2 Mar 2009 /  #4
Most Polish people I speak to aren't that keen on Scottish food.

How about some "fusion" cuisine?

A Scotch Pie filled with Bigos.

Golombki filled with Haggis.

Pierogi z mince

Deep fried Kapusty??????
OP PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
2 Mar 2009 /  #5
Good suggestion szkotja2007 :)

I especially like:

Golombki filled with Haggis.

I think I'll put that to my Polish fellow cook and see what she thinks.

Most Polish people I speak to aren't that keen on Scottish food.

Yes this is problem which is why we made it Polish/Scottish. Some Scottish friends are not keen on Polish food so we thought, something for everyone and you can try a bit of the other.
pgtx 30 | 3,156  
2 Mar 2009 /  #6
Any recipe for that?

BREADED PORK CUTLETS with a bone (as rączka;))

1 lb. pork cutlets
4 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 beaten egg
4 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. cajun seasoning
1 c. fine dry bread crumbs
3 tbsp. corn oil

Cut meat into 6 portions. Coat meat with a mixture of the flour, salt, and pepper. Combine egg and milk.
Dip cutlets into egg mixture, then into the mixture of bread crumbs and cajun seasoning. Cook cutlets in a large skillet in hot oil for 3-4 minutes per side. Serves 4.

i screwed up the name... it should be with 'rączka' and it's breaded pork cutlet with bone... :)
OP PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
2 Mar 2009 /  #7
Aaaah. I see.

Thanks for the recipe. Seems easy enough (reading it ;)
frd 7 | 1,401  
2 Mar 2009 /  #8
Well... (golabki bigos, and any other kind of kapusta dish) cabbage and stomach don't get along, so it might be tricky - too much at a party.. especially if you add some % to it. I don't want to sound like a boor but really, a group farting ain't the best thing to happen at a party.
OP PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
2 Mar 2009 /  #9
don't want to sound like a boor but really, a group farting ain't the best thing to happen at a party.

:) You don't sound like a boor. One of the reasons I am looking for other dishes is because a lot of Scottish people think ALL Polish food contains cabbage. Trying to make the party as less flammable as possible just in case someone lights a cigarette. ;)
Cardno85 31 | 976  
2 Mar 2009 /  #10
If you are not a fan of Scotch Broth then how about Cock-a-Leekie?
OP PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
2 Mar 2009 /  #11
Good idea. Potato and leek is my speciality but I could give the cock-a-leekie a bash this week and see how I get on. I think I might take pierogi off the menu.

szkotja2007:
Golombki filled with Haggis.

I think I'll put that to my Polish fellow cook and see what she thinks.

The answer is...Yes! Now I'll have to try that out first too :D
Cardno85 31 | 976  
2 Mar 2009 /  #12
I would have thought pierogi with haggis would have been nicer than gołąbki, i can't imagine the cabbage going as well with the haggis. That's just my opinion though.

Cock-a-leekie is nice, similar texture to Scotch Broth but a bit lighter.

I worked in a Scottish resaurant for 5 years so I will rack my brains and think of anything that would combine nicely with polish food or would be something appealing to the polish palete.
frd 7 | 1,401  
2 Mar 2009 /  #13
I know it's a christmas eve dish but maybe you should try Barszcz z Uszkami? Chleb ze smalcem is a nice addition if you have a lot of drinking planned - people won't get pissed that quickly while eating some good old chleb ze smalcem ;) of course with beer..
plk123 8 | 4,148  
2 Mar 2009 /  #14
How about some "fusion" cuisine?

how interesting but it makes me think no one would eat any of it.. i could be wrong but that's my thought since the earlier statements on dislikes of others' food.

schabowy

BREADED PORK CUTLETS with a bone (as rączka;))

schnitzel

I don't want to sound like a boor but really, a group farting ain't the best thing to happen at a party.

lot's of "na zdrowie" will take care of that problem. ;)

Any kind of soup or "main course" is fine though.

borscht? red or white
krupnik?
ogórkowa?
dtaylor 9 | 823  
2 Mar 2009 /  #15
Why not do a platter which consists of the best of both.
Also you should try pierogi stuffed with haggis, it is soooo good:)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
2 Mar 2009 /  #16
do soup in a bun:

there can't be that many scots who've eaten soup in a bun.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
2 Mar 2009 /  #17
It's pretty normal practice in the UK, though it's a good idea:)
Davey 13 | 388  
2 Mar 2009 /  #18
You can't have a Polish menu without pierogi!!!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
2 Mar 2009 /  #19
potato pancakes: Polish style/ local style.
Elssha - | 123  
2 Mar 2009 /  #20
how about some sides, too
sałatka jażynowa
sałatka śledziowa



[we make it differently (layer order)than in the pic]
Vincent 9 | 924   Moderator
2 Mar 2009 /  #21
Any kind of soup

ogórkowa?

In my opinion everyone will love this soup. If you want to make a good impression, this is the one. ;)
OP PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
2 Mar 2009 /  #22
I would have thought pierogi with haggis would have been nicer than gołąbki, i can't imagine the cabbage going as well with the haggis. That's just my opinion though.

I'd like to try both. It's not me who is cooking the pierogi but I'm sure me friend will try it if I ask nice enough. :)

I worked in a Scottish resaurant for 5 years so I will rack my brains and think of anything that would combine nicely with polish food or would be something appealing to the polish palete.

Fantastic. Thanks. :)

I know it's a christmas eve dish but maybe you should try Barszcz z Uszkami? Chleb ze smalcem is a nice addition if you have a lot of drinking planned - people won't get pissed that quickly while eating some good old chleb ze smalcem ;) of course with beer..

OK, noted and thank you. :)

borscht? red or white

I prefer white myself so yes I think so.

Why not do a platter which consists of the best of both.

Hopefull we'll aim for that. I am really liking these ideas of mixing things up like haggis golabki although I take on board the negative sides of that, and haggis pierogi.

do soup in a bun:

My friend mentioned that but neither of us have done it. It's a good idea and I think I'll let her do it. Her Mum can give her some tips on it. :)

You can't have a Polish menu without pierogi!!!

It's true. So it's going back on. ;)

potato pancakes: Polish style/ local style.

How could I forget potato pancakes! Of course.

sałatka jażynowa

Yes I think that's a good one. I'll have to make sure it's made without peas, I don't like them but love the dish! :}

In my opinion everyone will love this soup. If you want to make a good impression, this is the one. ;)

OK, I'll put it on the list. Last time I had that it was out a tin. :/
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
2 Mar 2009 /  #23
potato pancakes: Polish style/ local style.

Tattie Scones !

Best buy your booze now tho before the price goes up ;-)
dtaylor 9 | 823  
2 Mar 2009 /  #24
Hopefull we'll aim for that. I am really liking these ideas of mixing things up like haggis golabki although I take on board the negative sides of that, and haggis pierogi.

I think the problem is that Haggis and Cabbage just don't go together that well. I made some peirogi with haggis and chedder cheese, and it was nice.

You need to accompany the haggis with something that will take the spice away, or give it an extra depth of flavour.
OP PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
2 Mar 2009 /  #25
Tattie Scones !

Of course! :)

Best buy your booze now tho before the price goes up ;-)

Hopefully I'm going to convince my boss to buy some of it. He owes me one. Actually he owes me several ones. Anyway, if not I'll take the cheap route and make it BYOB. :D

I think the problem is that Haggis and Cabbage just don't go together that well. I made some peirogi with haggis and chedder cheese, and it was nice.

Yes that could be a bother. I think I will try it this week though, just to see the effects... ;)

You need to accompany the haggis with something that will take the spice away, or give it an extra depth of flavour.

I was thinking - what about simply having bread?
dtaylor 9 | 823  
2 Mar 2009 /  #26
Bread is a good idea, yogurt with chives is another i tried and tested, was quite good.
OP PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
2 Mar 2009 /  #27
I wouldn't have thought of that. It's interesting indeed.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
3 Mar 2009 /  #28
Just a tiny amount of it on the haggis will clear the pallet of spicy haggis, gotta think about the Poles too, spicy food ain't big here :)
OP PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
3 Mar 2009 /  #29
Good idea. :) So maybe that's why my friends boyfriend said of my last golabki "They were nice...but not how my Mum makes them." Too spicy...oops :| :)
dtaylor 9 | 823  
3 Mar 2009 /  #30
This is why i don't like gołąbki idea, it may be a little too much Haggis for one sitting, unless of course you made mini versions:) That i think sounds a good idea:)

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