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Why carp for Polish Christmas?


pawian 222 | 23,674
12 Dec 2009 #91
the tradition is ok but if you eat carp from the bath check for pubic hairs.

I have never seen a pubic hair in a bath here. Why do you meddle with your own personal experience into Polish context? :):):):):):):)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,379
12 Dec 2009 #92
i didn't know that carp had pubic hair.
Nika 2 | 507
12 Dec 2009 #93
well now, thanks to PolishForums, you do :)
pawian 222 | 23,674
24 Dec 2009 #94
I am desperate. I didn`t buy carp for Eve. I visited a few places in Krakow and found out the carp was sold out. In one hypermarket, on the other side of Krakow, there was a lot of carp but the queue was for 3, 4 hours` waiting. I joined a 15 minute queue and bought two salmons instead.

Now I am drinking heavily. Christmas without carp. Unbelievable.

I will try to look for it tommorrow.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,004
24 Dec 2009 #95
Now I am drinking heavily. Christmas without carp. Unbelievable.

What is the fastest fish in the sea?
Go-carp.
Boom Boom!
scrappleton - | 829
24 Dec 2009 #96
Christmas without carp.

What's the bad news? I'd be drinking if I had to eat it. Go find a ham.

Go-carp.

:- (
yehudi 1 | 433
24 Dec 2009 #97
Carp Jewish style is delicious:

It is, but that picture looks a lot different than what this Jew eats. The carp we eat is boiled and has sugar and pepper added. It takes a long time to eat because you have to avoid choking on sharp bones, but it tastes good. I add some horseradish, which we call "chrain". We have another kind of carp in Israel that's called oriental fish and its baked with tomato sauce, onions, pepper and other spices. I prefer that. I remember my grandmother having carp swimming in a pail in the kitchen.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,648
24 Dec 2009 #98
Keep in mind people in the US eat CATFISH. If you can't find a carp for your Wigilia here, just put a catfish on the table instead. Catfish are easy to find here and are a lot like Carp in many ways.
lowfunk99 10 | 397
24 Dec 2009 #99
We don't have farm raised carp in the US like it is in Europe. Thats why Its much better to eat over there. I tried it and did not like it. It wasn't bad but it wasn't that good, at least to my taste.

Carp was imported into the US back in the 1800's as a game fish.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,177
24 Dec 2009 #100
Thats why Its much better to eat over there.

Better not to eat it at all :(
pawian 222 | 23,674
24 Dec 2009 #101
It is, but that picture looks a lot different than what this Jew eats.

Are you talking about this?:

Remember, I have presented a Polish Jewish dish which, after centuries of cooking, survived in some parts of Poland till today.

This carp is also boiled and I assure you it is extremely sweet, not only because of sugar but also raisins, both of which I add abundantly. Plus almonds and other tasty stuff.

We have another kind of carp in Israel that's called oriental fish and its baked with tomato sauce, onions, pepper and other spices. I prefer that. I remember my grandmother having carp swimming in a pail in the kitchen.

We also bave this variant - called Greek carp.

As for swimming, a pail is inhumane. We sacrifice the whole bath for the fish. Go to have a shower to our neighbours`. :):):):):)

We have just finished oour supper. The salmon fish wasn`t bad, actually, it was as delicious as carp, but I still feel I turned down tradition in some way.
Torq
24 Dec 2009 #102
I add some horseradish, which we call "chrain".

In Polish it's "chrzan". I wonder if we borrowed the word from you,
or the other way round ;)
yehudi 1 | 433
27 Dec 2009 #103
I wonder if we borrowed the word from you,
or the other way round

It doesn't have the sound of Hebrew or Yiddish, so we probably took it from you.
Thanks.

And I hope you all had a nice Christmas.
espana 17 | 950
27 Dec 2009 #104
what is in the menu for new years eve in poland ?
Torq
27 Dec 2009 #105
And I hope you all had a nice Christmas.

We had a great Christmas, thank you.
Nathan 18 | 1,349
27 Dec 2009 #106
In Polish it's "chrzan". I wonder if we borrowed the word from you,
or the other way round ;)

That's exactly what I wanted to ask, cause we have "chrin" and Jewish "chrain" looks almost the same. Well, some say Jesus was born in the Carpathian mountains, so go figure ;) Both Jews and Polish borrowed it from Ukrainians - no doubt :) and you are very welcome.
Torq
27 Dec 2009 #107
we have "chrin" and Jewish "chrain"

Aaah - so many nations borrowing Polish words to use in their languages.
That's nice :) You're all very welcome! ;)
yehudi 1 | 433
27 Dec 2009 #108
The important question is this: Is your chrain dark red with beets or is it white?
Torq
27 Dec 2009 #110
The important question is this: Is your chrain dark red with beets or is it white?

White. It's usually eaten grated with vinegar, salt and some lemon juice
(it can also be added to grated beetroots to improve their taste).
Nathan 18 | 1,349
27 Dec 2009 #111
The important question is this: Is your chrain dark red with beets or is it white?

Both.

(it can also be added to grated beetroots to improve their taste).

I think it is the other way around :)
yehudi 1 | 433
27 Dec 2009 #112
This looks familiar, although our horseradish looks a bit different, less green. When I make it by hand (once a year on Pesach) i add salt, sugar and vinegar. Otherwise it comes in the store, dark red/purple because they mix it with beets.
Nathan 18 | 1,349
27 Dec 2009 #113
This looks familiar, although our horseradish looks a bit different, less green.

This is because it has its leaves cut off ;)
RonWest 3 | 120
10 Jan 2010 #114
why do people in Poland eat carp for Christmas Eve?

A couple of years ago my Polish wife and I came to Poland from the U.S. to spend Christmas with her family. My Polish Mother in law is a fabulous cook but the carp on Christmas eve was easily the worst fish I ever tasted. I love to eat most fish and I grill salmon, halibut, swordfish and shrimp regularly on the bar-b-que. Funny thing is my Polish wife's taste in food has changed as she has lived in the U.S. 11 years now that she found the carp to be obnoxious also. She used to love it!
Nika 2 | 507
10 Jan 2010 #115
We sacrifice the whole bath for the fish. Go to have a shower to our neighbours`. :):):):):)

and if there's no showers in the neighbourhood we just don't shower until after Xmas :)
roberczik
11 Jan 2010 #116
Look at this idiot, I think the carp has more intelligence than him.

He thinks that its sleeping...lol

Could it be a lack of oxygen dupek?????


Steveramsfan 2 | 306
11 Jan 2010 #117
I had carp for Wigilia and I liked it except for all the bones.

It reminded me of the taste of Trout. Pstrag in Polish
urszula 1 | 253
12 Jan 2010 #118
Jan 10, 10, 10:10 #116

wow Nika - perfect score and timing!
skysoulmate 14 | 1,294
12 Jan 2010 #119
Nika
the tradition is ok but if you eat carp from the bath check for pubic hairs.

Wow... Go... Brazilian?

...Also, Polish carp probably tastes better than the one in the USA....

Not really, have tried both kinds many times... Now salmon, that's the real thing, healthy and tasty!

I like and respect traditions... I just think they should rename salmon to the Polish Carp and then everyone would be happy! LOL
1jola 14 | 1,879
12 Jan 2010 #120
what is in the menu for new years eve in poland ?

Champagne, you peasant.


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