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What do non-Poles think about eating the following Polish foods?


OP pawian 178 | 15,909
11 Jan 2021 #901
I thought it would be more meaty than fatty.

Absolutely no meat in it. Pure fat of jelly texture.

I find black pudding so disgusting :(

Impossible! Haggis, too?
Chemikiem
12 Jan 2021 #902
Haggis, too?

I went to Scotland many moons ago and tried haggis while I was there. I really really liked it!

no meat in it. Pure fat of jelly texture

I'll pass on that then!
OP pawian 178 | 15,909
12 Jan 2021 #903
I really really liked it!

Aren`t those two dishes the same?

I'll pass on that then!

Good. Now you will be warned in case sb offers it to you.
jon357 67 | 16,824
13 Jan 2021 #904
Aren`t those two dishes the same?

Totally different. Black pudding is a bit like kaszanka (except you can slice it before or after cooking since it's not full of kasza that expands).

Haggis is made from lamb offal with spices and a bit of pearl barley that makes it expand a little when cooking. I've got a tin ready for Burns Night. Just a shame neeps are so hard to get here. Allegro sells them, however they look like varieties grown for animal feed so not like the tastier varieties grown as food.
OP pawian 178 | 15,909
13 Jan 2021 #905
a bit of pearl barley

But when I look at photos, the amount of that barley is quite adundant.
Anyway, if they differ in taste or ingredients, at least they possess similar texture.
jon357 67 | 16,824
13 Jan 2021 #906
More similar than black pudding and kaszanka however there are big differences.
OP pawian 178 | 15,909
15 Jan 2021 #907
My fav type of breakfast - I make it on special occasions. Here - Constitution Day. Salmon eggs, fish liver and sardines. With Hungarian Bull Blood wine.



Lenka 3 | 2,630
15 Jan 2021 #908
You really have a strange taste :)^


  • One of my favourites

  • Can you guess what this is?
mafketis 29 | 9,509
15 Jan 2021 #909
Hungarian Bull Blood wine.

Are you sure? Bull's Blood wine from Eger is "Egri Bikaver" and is technically a blend of couple of different types of wine, that bottle looks more like Kadarka (sometimes used in Bull's Blood in the past though much less so now....)

Can you guess what this is?

I'm afraid to say what it looks like...

here's a favorite seasonal breakfast of mine, white barszcz around Easter... or it would have been but the picture is too big 128 instead of 120.... oh well
Lenka 3 | 2,630
15 Jan 2021 #910
I'm afraid to say what it looks like...

Don't be afraid:)
OP pawian 178 | 15,909
15 Jan 2021 #911
One of my favourites

Scrambled eggs with ham or bacon and toasts. Typical British breakfast but without baked beans. :)

The second picture shows some fish in tomato sauce. Close to paprykarz szczeciński.

that bottle looks more like Kadarka (sometimes

Yes, maf, you are absolutely right, but I call all those types of Hungarian red dry wines Bull Blood. Kadarka is the same to me as Egri bikaver. My taste buds don`t recognise such subtle differences. Besides, it was for the sake of our American friends, Bull Blood sounds obvious while Kadarka means nothing to them.

ut the picture is too big 128 instead of 120.... oh well

120 isn`t enough. Even 100 sharp isn`t. I need to downsize below 100 to post pics.
Lenka 3 | 2,630
15 Jan 2021 #912
Scrambled eggs with ham or bacon and toasts.

You forgot the veggies. It wouldn't half as good without them!
But if we are talking English breakfast airs have my version: cooked sausage, hard boiled egg and again fresh veggies. Love it.

The second picture shows some fish in tomato sauce.

Mackerel :)

But since you mentioned English food...



OP pawian 178 | 15,909
15 Jan 2021 #913
You forgot the veggies.

No, I never forget anything about food. I just skipped them. hahaha

Mackerel in tomato sauce, then. Just like my wife. :):) I prefer fish in oil - I always drink this oil from the tin or spread it on my bread. Delicious!

As for this English food, I only recognise potatoes.
Lenka 3 | 2,630
15 Jan 2021 #914
I prefer fish in oil

I did as a kid but then I switched to tomato and now I don't even remember how the one in oil tastes like.

I only recognise potatoes.

Chicken with gravy and Yorkshire pudding
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
15 Jan 2021 #915
I prefer fish in oil

I can't stand it. It makes fish seem incredibly greasy, with the sole exception of anchovies. Spreading the oil from anchovies on bread is remarkably delicious as you say!

but then I switched to tomato

Tomato is way superior if you ask me. It's not greasy, you can drain off the tomato easily, and it just doesn't have that...greasiness about it.
OP pawian 178 | 15,909
15 Jan 2021 #916
Aaa, yes, Yorkshire pudding, I knew I had seen it before, I showed it to students while in class but forgot the name of it.

It makes fish seem incredibly greasy,

Yes, and that`s the best in it. The greasier, the better. I love naturally oily fish too.

And what are they? My wife cooks this dish for kids, I don`t eat it unless I am desperate.



delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
15 Jan 2021 #917
And what are they?

Apple whateverthey'recalled with sugar powder. Not a fan. They're okay plain, but the sugar powder is revolting.
OP pawian 178 | 15,909
15 Jan 2021 #918
Yes, apple pancakes. I don`t like apples in dishes, so I prefer to abstain. And apple cake is not my cup of tea, either. :)

As for sugar powder, it is kids` preference. Normally, those pancakes can be a bit sour.
gumishu 11 | 5,692
16 Jan 2021 #919
or even cooked together with rice... but on their own... nope

chick peas are actually the best on their own - a can of chick peas serves as a proper meal
mafketis 29 | 9,509
16 Jan 2021 #920
Apple whateverthey'recalled

racuchy?

i used (both in the US and in Poland) used to experiment with different kinds of savory racuchy.... black beans were pretty good

another recent experiment was very thin mamałyga (polenta) mixed with a bit of flour, egg, parmesan and white cheese and made into a large pancake type thing... very yummy.

chick peas are actually the best on their own

a former roommate (back in the us) used to regularly make a meal of

one can of garbanzos
one can of beets
one package of cottage cheese

mixed together in a salad kind of thing... she claimed it was very nutritious but I was never that tempted to try...
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
16 Jan 2021 #921
a can of chick peas serves as a proper meal

Fry them with tumeric and some other spices of your choosing, along with rice, kasza or similar and you've got an excellent meal.

Chickpeas are way superior to meat if you ask me.
mafketis 29 | 9,509
16 Jan 2021 #922
Fry them with tumeric and some other spices

My basic Spanish combo is tumeric (kurkuma) cumin (kmin rzymski) and a touch of cinnamon... (maybe a bit of cayenne for some heat)
Lenka 3 | 2,630
16 Jan 2021 #923
Fry them with tumeric and some other spices of your choosing

Dry and hard ones or tinned?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
16 Jan 2021 #924
My basic Spanish combo

I shall try this and report back! They definitely need some heat though.

Lenka - either, but I prefer using the tinned/jarred ones as you can just throw the whole lot in and avoid using oil, or you can use a rubber cake mixer thing to very lightly coat the pan in oil.

It also works incredibly well with couscous.
Chemikiem
16 Jan 2021 #925
Aren`t those two dishes the same?

Have a look at this:

bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/what-haggis

One of my favourites

I think scambled eggs are called jajecznica in Poland. I have only ever seen this with onions and sausage in. It was the first Polish dish I ever had cooked for me :) I must admit that I've never seen raw veggies on a breakfast plate, but very healthy! Love the mackerel in tomato sauce, I'm a big fish lover.

I don`t like apples in dishes

I tried a dish called Pychotka for the first time last year. It was so nice I had to make it for myself.

Fry them with tumeric and some other spices of your choosing

I'm not a huge lover of chickpeas, I sometimes add them to soup, but with curry spices they taste lovely. I've made Indian dishes with them in.
Lenka 3 | 2,630
16 Jan 2021 #926
I must admit that I've never seen raw veggies on a breakfast plate

My mom was incapable of making a sandwich without lettuce and some other veg, my sister would rather eat the salad than the main dish. I guess at some point it had to catch up with me :D

As to fish I must say Brits know what they are doing there :)
Chemikiem
16 Jan 2021 #927
I guess at some point it had to catch up with me :D

So it's not a Polish thing to have raw veg for breakfast then?

As to fish I must say Brits know what they are doing there

I eat quite a lot of fish. When the first lockdown happened last year, I panicked when I saw that the tinned fish had disappeared from shelves! Your mackerel looks like it's on bread though. I would eat that same dish, but the mackerel would have to be hot, and I would serve it on toast. Maybe I'm the one with odd tastes! I'm not keen on fish in oil though. As a child I was made to eat spoonfuls of cod liver oil. The taste was vile :(
jon357 67 | 16,824
16 Jan 2021 #928
raw veg for breakfast

Some people have raw tomatoes at breakfast here. Cucumbers too.

scambled eggs are called jajecznica

Jajecznica is very similar however it tends to be overdone compared to scrambled eggs. Just people's taste I suppose.
Lenka 3 | 2,630
16 Jan 2021 #929
We do tend to put veggies with our breakfast.


  • It's Quchnia in Opole. Ate there often. Their breakfast roles were about 15 cm high with ham, chese and a lot

  • Anyone recognises that?
dolnoslask 6 | 3,074
16 Jan 2021 #930
Gota say one piece of lettuce is not going to negate the damage that those processed meats will cause if eaten every day.


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