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Pozdravy - What kind of food is this?

Qacer 38 | 125  
19 Aug 2007 /  #1

I think that's the name of it according to the picture's comments. What's in it? I've never had this before. It seems Polish.
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
19 Aug 2007 /  #2
Hey....I just commented on that funny :) These are like hot fresh buns with some sauce that I have no Idea about, but it's awesome.

I posted from x_zgubiony_x :)
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
19 Aug 2007 /  #3
Many countries have their own versions of potato based dumplings. In Poland there are many dumpling variants made of boiled potatoes. We have the ones with savory filling “Pyzy“, the sweet ones “knedle” and “kopytka” which are not filled with anything at all. Some people would probably want to add “pierogi” to the above dumpling list, but their dough normally doesn’t contain any boiled potatoes (apart from the filling) so they don’t really belong here.

Knedle ze śliwkami (plums)is typical Polish sweet dish, often eaten as a sweet dinner. The Polish kitchen isn’t always healthy… :-)

The above looks like knedle with strawberries, topped with strawberry sauce. Yammm!
Tis the season to get them at a restaurant or a deli.
Ryszard - | 89  
19 Aug 2007 /  #4
Nope, these are definitely Pyzy topped with some tomato-meat sauce. Pyszne :)
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
19 Aug 2007 /  #5
That's pyszne too, and maybe they are...but I think I see tiny strawberry seeds in the sauce... :)
OP Qacer 38 | 125  
20 Aug 2007 /  #6
That thing is making me really hungry right now. It does remind me of siopao, a Filipino delicacy stuffed with meat, but without the sauce. I think I'll attempt to make the dish in the picture above once I find a recipe online.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
20 Aug 2007 /  #7
definitely Pyzy topped with some tomato-meat sauce

I agree - the picture looks like "pyzy" (called so in Poznań/Wielkopolska - in some other regions they are called "pyzy drożdżowe", because for us in Mazowsze (Warszawa - £ódź) "pyzy" are potato dumplings with or without filling, the difference between pyzy without filling and kopytka is that for kopytka you use only cooked potatoes, while for pyzy both cooked and raw)

Pyzy (drożdżowe) are yeast-based, the dough is the same (or very similar) like for Polish donuts (pączki), but of course you don't add marmolade/jam and you don't cook them immersed in oil (like pączki), but on steam

pyzy in Wielkopolska (Poznań) are usually eaten with tomato sauce (often with sausages - "sos myśliwski" or other meat, I don't remember exactly 'cause I'm a vegetarian) or for example with mushroom sauce ("sos grzybowy", mostly of champignons, "sos pieczarkowy"), while in Dolny Śląsk (Wrocław) they are very popular with a sweet sauce (for example with blackberries - jagody), I think is an influence of the Czech cuisine.
2 Oct 2008 /  #8
This is Pyzy! Hmmmmm delicious.
They can be stuffed with meat too.
bobbon 1 | 5  
22 Oct 2008 /  #9
I did buy some dumplings stuffed with sauerkraut and mushroom the other day. They were very nice, but reminded me very strongly of ravioli. The sauerkraut wasn't as strong as I'd expected.

I'd like to be able to make these at home, actually. I imagine the outside part of the dumpling is simply a sort of flour and water dough?
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
22 Oct 2008 /  #10
I'm not sure these look like pyzy. The surface is too smooth, as if these were those things (I forgot the name) which are steamed, not cooked. They are lighter than pyzy, unless there is a type of pyzy that is also steam cooked.

See the cracks on the left one. Definitely from the expansion within when something is steamed. Water around the dough would not allow the cracks to be as outward as the picture shows.
Filios1 8 | 1,336  
22 Oct 2008 /  #11
I'm not sure these look like pyzy

I was just going to say that... they look quite a bit larger than the usual pyzy too. Looks more like knedle, without the fruit filling.

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