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Non-Pork Polish Foods/Dishes


April Valentine  
7 Aug 2009 /  #1
Why does nearly every Polish dish have Pork in it? I dont eat Pork(a choice since childhood) and i have found that most ingredients of most Polish Products include at least some Pork,. I am not complaining just wondering why it is so popular in Poland to have Pork with almost everything. I will be travelling and working in Poland for a while next month and am just worried about food. I love Polish food and culture and cant wait to try new things, but i dont wanna be boring and eat chicken and veg everyday. If there are other popular Polish dishes that DONT include pork, i would be grateful for your ideas and to hear them. Also another thing, one of my favourite meats is lamb, are there special lamb dishes i need to try?
Wroclaw  
7 Aug 2009 /  #2
Also another thing, one of my favourite meats is lamb, are there special lamb dishes i need to try?

Lamb seems to be ignored in Poland.

but i dont wanna be boring and eat chicken and veg everyday

We've had chicken at least three time this week :) It's the usual base for soup, is cheap and can be cooked in a number of ways. But I get your point.

Turkey breast is quite popular and a lot of mince here is actually turkey not beef.
Maxine1958  
7 Aug 2009 /  #3
From what my grandmother told us, pigs were cheap to raise and it didn't take as long as beef to raise them for slaughter. The prime pork cuts were sold, the rest made into most of the traditional dishes and recipes most fondly remembered on this board.

Beef was often expensive and poultry was reserved for special occasions and holidays.

In today's world, you should be able to find many tasty dishes to eat that do not contain pork.
inkrakow  
7 Aug 2009 /  #4
Also another thing, one of my favourite meats is lamb, are there special lamb dishes i need to try?

There's very little lamb in Poland - it's not popular and most of what's raised here is sold to Italy. Pigs are popular because they're quicker to raise and they eat everything whereas a cow needs grass, or hay through the winter. There is quite a bit of veal around though. I think once you're here the dishes that aren't based on pork will become more obvious!
RubasznyRumcajs  
8 Aug 2009 /  #5
write whatever you wanna, there is no better meal than golonka & piwo

;P
sami  
8 Aug 2009 /  #6
true poeple they are eating pork so much, poeple living in vilage they have possiblity to live with pig in hoom , so is realu good idea .

alkohool and pork and zupa , pikanka :) soop in diner mybe in supper is good , like potage

they are so close in culture , they stil remember in paste , and no body trust anther body.
women so nice so pretty more respnsable than men,
they are afraid so much about futur and abou lost maney.

men want only watch football and drink and speak about he did in his life,

no poland in EU , a lot girls want maried with some man not from pologne, this is her dream:)
Polonius3  
8 Aug 2009 /  #7
Classic Polish non-pork dishes include:
zrazy wołowe zawiajne (beef roulades)
pieczeń po husarsku (hussar beef roast)
sandacz po polsku (pike-perch polonaise -- with egg & dill topping)
kołduny litewskie (lamb-filled ravioli)
kurczę po polsku (roast chicken polonaise -- with dill-flavoured stuffing)
kotlet z piersi kurczaka (breaded chicken-breast cutlets -- pork lovers won't know it's not a schaboszcak!)
klopsiki, pulpety, kotlety mielone (meatballs, poached forcemeat balls, minced cutlets -- besides pork can be made with minced veal, beef or turkey or a combination thereof)
Wroclaw Boy  
8 Aug 2009 /  #8
If there are other popular Polish dishes that DONT include pork,

I dont know if its popular but i buy loads of Turkey, great meat and almost always succulent in Poland.
Lir  
8 Aug 2009 /  #9
You can make Kotleti with minced <ground> beef instead of pork. My Mom often did and they were very tasty. Same with Golumpki. Also Polish people make a lot of fish based dishes too. Pierogi can be with potato and cheese fillings as well as other non pork fillings. There's lots of information by googling but this is an interesting site too :)
Wroclaw Boy  
8 Aug 2009 /  #10
Also Polish people make a lot of fish based dishes too.

I blew the outlaws away with some good old fish (my batter recipe) and chips recently.

I also made some chicken pie with a Polish Ham and leak filling, they loved it.

Please tell me about the Polish fish dishes..
ShelleyS  
8 Aug 2009 /  #11
What do you eat in the UK? Why are you making such a big deal about eating pork? Eat beef or chicken for goodness sake! It's not the be all and end all. I dont eat pork, I managed just fine just like I do in the UK, eat wild boar, its nothing like pig and if you have a reaction to pork like I do, you'll be just fine.
Lir  
8 Aug 2009 /  #12
Please tell me about the Polish fish dishes..

There's lots of them . Try googling and/or buy a Polish CookBook. I noticed that Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk have a few really good ones on sale at the moment.

I tend to use a Polish written Cookbook and as my Dad was a Chef, I learnt a lot from watching him too.

some good old fish (my batter recipe) and chips recently.

My parents version of that was to fry white fish that was first dipped into a beaten egg, then the fish was dipped into breadcrumbs and then fried. First time I had English fish and chips was when I was 18 years old :)

:)

Edit:- books.google.com/books?id=eXuO_-KMm2sC&printsec=frontcover#v=o epage

This is quite a good link for a Polish cookbook because it lets you look at the pages online before you buy. i.e. Use the search function on the left and it will produce pages of recipes for free! But am sure other members may have other cookbook recommendations too!
Wroclaw Boy  
8 Aug 2009 /  #13
There's lots of them of them.

Im sure but where the hell are they?

I tend to use a Polish written Cookbook and as my Dad was a Chef, I learnt a lot from watching him too.

I was a Chef in top restaurants/hotels for 10 years i worked with many fish dishes, never a Polish one other than what i now know as salad.

I tend to use a Polish written Cookbook and as my Dad was a Chef, I learnt a lot from watching him too.

any classic Polish fish dishes?

My parents version of that was to fry white fish that was first dipped into a beaten egg, then the fish was dipped into breadcrumbs and then fried. First time I had English fish and chips was when I was 18 years old :)

Its eitherbread crumb fish ( same as paneee escalope) or schabowe.
Lir  
8 Aug 2009 /  #14
Im sure but where the hell are they?

Look for them :)

never a Polish one

You were never a Polish chef nor are you Polish lol.

any classic Polish fish dishes?

I just posted you a link......some are in there, under 'Fish' and then try the type of way you wish to cook it too e.g. fried etc . It should produce some recipes for you.

I'll have a look for some others when I get to where my Polish cookbook is. I shall post the title of that book tomorrow for you and maybe your wife can translate for you :)

Ok, found these two links for you that may help :)

https://polishforums.com/archives/2005-2009/food/best-cookbooks-english-30919/

And this is the one I use, it is very comprehensive but it is written in Polish. You may be interested in that one <if your wife could help with translations as the recipes are as authentic as you can get them.

Also, as a Chef, you probably will enjoy trying the fish dishes.
OP April Valentine  
9 Aug 2009 /  #15
Why are you making such a big deal about eating pork?

whos making a 'big deal'? I simply asked if there are other Polish dishes that are popular in Poland that does'nt include Pork.

Eat beef or chicken for goodness sake

If it were that simple i wouldnt be posting this thread would i. no offence, but id rather an actual Pole or someone that has knowledge of Polish food answering my thread

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