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Recipe for Polish potato noodle stew/soup/meatball

15 Dec 2006 /  #1
Has any heard of a soup or stew that's made from potato noodles. It has fried bacon and onions in it. It an off white color and thick. My grandmother used to make it and I don't have a recipe for it or a clue how to make it.
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
15 Dec 2006 /  #2
??? The only potato noodles I know are "kopytka". It is made of mashed potatoes, flower and eggs. Rolled and cut into pieces that look like..well - little hoofs. Hence the name. I t maybe with bacon or onion, but not inside... well - maybe.

It can be with cheese inside, however.
Somewhat similar to Italian dish known as gnocci (I'm not sure of spelling), but most nice Italian Restaurants have it on the menu. Delicious!
OP usapol  
17 Dec 2006 /  #3
She used to grate the potatoes and put flour & eggs?, salt peper and drop the mixture off a plate into a small amount of boiling water. Then she stired in the cooked bacon & onion. It would thicken up and be real thick. That's all I remember. I don't know if she squeezed the water out of the grated potatoes before she added the other ingredients or not. It was a long time ago since she made it for us and has since passed away. No one else in the family knows how to make it. My sister has cancer and says she has a taste for this but I don't know how to make it.
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
17 Dec 2006 /  #4
The above mixture of grated potatoes, flour and eggs, can have onion and bacon added inside and baked in the oven. It's called "babka ziemniaczana" or potato babka (kind of cake).

Yes, you squeeze the excess water.

Yummy! with cold milk! Yum!
13 Sep 2009 /  #5
My mom knows how to make what you are talking about. I'll be visiting her at the end of this month and will ask her for the recipe. We called it potato noodles and bacon. (Pretty creative, huh?)
polkamaniac 1 | 482  
13 Sep 2009 /  #6
AAhhhh Yes-my wife makes "Kluski Polskie".The ingredients are potatoes,corn starch,flour,egg and salt.roll them in 1" balls and boil them in water till they float. Just thinking about them is giving me an appetite !!!!!!!!
krysia 23 | 3,058  
13 Sep 2009 /  #7
they're also called "kopytka". I love them with mushroom sauce.
plk123 8 | 4,148  
13 Sep 2009 /  #8
zupa ziemniaczana or zupa kartoflowa:,przepisy,31381.html

btw. the above recipes are NOT the same. if you want the authentic polish one. you'll have to translate.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
13 Sep 2009 /  #9
The actual dumplings using only raw grated potatoes sound like pyzy, excpet those are boiled in salted water, removed with slotted spoon and served, often garnished with fried bacon and/or onion. But I've not heard of them being served in a sauce.
krysia 23 | 3,058  
13 Sep 2009 /  #10
The actual dumplings using only raw grated potatoes sound like pyzy,

Yes, the one made with raw potatoes are called pyzy or kluski śląskie.


Meatball and potato soup

I am looking for a polish soup with potatoes and meatballs. The meatballs had an unusual take, maybe majoram. My mother called it 'Fass' or 'Kfass'. Do not know the polish spelling. It had a sweet/sour taste.

Not sure. But Poles usually eat potatoes and meatballs as a second dish (not a soup). But let a female gives her opinion :) .

Meatballs are good. The more balls, the better they are.
That sounds like "żurek" which is also called "kwas" because it's made of a soured wheat base. You can make it with meatballs or kiełbasa.

And majoran is a basic seasoning for this.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
17 Sep 2009 /  #11
Don't śląskie have to include potato starch, whilst pyzy do not? But probably there is no hard and fast rule, as Polish cooks like to experiment and have long been known to make do and improvise.

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