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Any czernina fans on PF?


Polonius3 984 | 12,335
2 Oct 2010 #1
Are there any czernina fans on PF? If so, where do you get your duck (or goose -- also good!)
blood?
Seanus 15 | 19,669
2 Oct 2010 #2
Only you, Pol3. You do have some wacky threads, you know that?
valpomike 11 | 194
2 Oct 2010 #4
You don't know that you get ducks blood from a duck?

Mike
jonni 16 | 2,476
2 Oct 2010 #5
Not only - czernina's great, but one of those things normally made in restaurants, even in PL.
Eurola 4 | 1,900
2 Oct 2010 #6
I had czernina when I was maybe 15-16 years old and did not like it. My mama never made it but my two brothers married into families who did. Tried the soup in both places.

My friend in Chicago actually have the same question as you Polonius. She loves czrnina and would like to make it at home but can't find a place where she can get duck's blood...

It would be great if somebody knew it.
OP Polonius3 984 | 12,335
2 Oct 2010 #7
If made well, this is one of the grandest soups ever -- rich, tangy, fruity, sweet & sour -- it doesn't get any better than this. May be served with egg noodles, potato-ball dumplings or potatoes. ) PolAm kids used to call it 'chocolate soup & bullets' (referring to the stick-to-the-ribs potato dumplings).
jonni 16 | 2,476
2 Oct 2010 #8
I've never had it with the dumplings, but find dried fruit (or even fresh redcurrants) really lift it. Though if you fancy a girl and her parents serve it to you - well, better look elsewhere!
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3 Oct 2010 #9
Any czernina fans on PF?

Good stuff but it has been a long while since I've had it; like Eurola.

My friend in Chicago actually have the same question as you Polonius. She loves czrnina and would like to make it at home but can't find a place where she can get duck's blood...

It's impossible to find the blood in Poland and America as it is blood. The only way to get it is to know someone on a farm who has some ducks or go hunting for them.
richasis 1 | 418
3 Oct 2010 #10
The only way to get it is to know someone on a farm who has some ducks

That's exactly how we did it in NYS when I was (much) younger.

It's impossible to find the blood in Poland

until you venture out into rural Poland. :)
Eurola 4 | 1,900
3 Oct 2010 #11
The only way to get it is to know someone on a farm

Oh well, gotta look for a farm then but I wonder where the restaurants get it when they have it on the menu. Next time I see the soup on the menu I'll ask..

Though if you fancy a girl and her parents serve it to you - well, better look elsewhere!

Lol! I heard about it! It was the mother's way of saying 'my daughter is not for you, I don't approve'.
Bzibzioh
3 Oct 2010 #12
I heard about it!

It was called czarna polewka.
Eurola 4 | 1,900
3 Oct 2010 #13
Yes! yes! Now it rings the bell. It was in 'Pan Tadeusz' where Jacek Soplica got the soup ( just found it on Wiki).
OP Polonius3 984 | 12,335
3 Oct 2010 #14
A shot-down wild duck will have usually usually lost much of its blood after your trusty golden retriever fetches it.
richasis 1 | 418
3 Oct 2010 #15
^ Yeah, my grandmother would render the duck unconscious with one hit and then slit its throat to drain the blood.
polkamaniac 1 | 482
11 Oct 2010 #16
Friends of our have a farm and we are able to get a fresh supply of blood when the ducks are ready for the kill.This is only good when the blood is very fresh



OP Polonius3 984 | 12,335
11 Oct 2010 #17
Anyone ever heard of czernina being called jusznik (from the peasant word for blood jucha)?
Harry
11 Oct 2010 #18
Though if you fancy a girl and her parents serve it to you - well, better look elsewhere!

That happen to you often Jon?
polkamaniac 1 | 482
12 Oct 2010 #19
Yes-----also goes by the name of----Jucha, juszka, polewka, zupa z krwi, czernina, szary barszcz.
Qacer 38 | 125
26 Aug 2013 #20
I just had this for the first time in Olsztyn recently. I loved it! This is definitely giving flazcki a run for its money on my list.


  • Czarna Polewka
OP Polonius3 984 | 12,335
27 Aug 2013 #21
Czernina, czarnina, jusznik, czarna polewka or whatever it's called is a great Polish delicacy. The trick is in the fina balancing of flavours which should be sweet, tart and winey with a nice fruity bouquet.

Smacznego!
pawian 224 | 24,473
27 Aug 2013 #22
Are there any czernina fans on PF?

I am one but unfulfilled.

If so, where do you get your duck (or goose -- also good!)blood?

Probably from a farmer.
OP Polonius3 984 | 12,335
27 Aug 2013 #23
Go to Poznań and enjoy czernina to your heart's content. Try Złota Kaczka, Hacienda, Bambaryla or Restauracja Graczyk.


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