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


dolnoslask 6 | 3,530
16 Jan 2021 #931
Gota say one piece of lettuce is not going to negate the damage that those processed meats will cause if eaten every day.
Chemikiem 7 | 2,495
16 Jan 2021 #932
it tends to be overdone compared to scrambled eggs.

Yeah, I have noticed that. I would take the pan off the heat as soon as the eggs start to scramble as the residual heat will finish the cooking.

Anyone recognises that?

It almost looks like a crumble topping. Not sure. Does it contain apple?
Lenka 3 | 2,552
16 Jan 2021 #933
one piece of lettuce

And cucumber and tomato with spring onion ;)

Does it contain apple?

Yes but no crumble
dolnoslask 6 | 3,530
16 Jan 2021 #934
Anyone here had experience eating Polish hospital food? , I would be interested in the experiences of Poles born in Poland to compare notes with.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
16 Jan 2021 #935
however it tends to be overdone

I'm definitely a fan of cooking them until they rather resemble an omelette that's been broken into small chunks. My go-to recipe:

- chop half an onion and throw it in a bowl with cherry tomatoes, olives, red pepper paste and whatever else you want.
- Fry it in some olive oil for 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes are cooked inside but firm on the outside

Meanwhile, mix:

- One entire egg, plus a second egg with only the whites.
- turmeric, garam masala and something to give heat (sweet paprika works well here).
- some fish sauce

Throw the egg mix into the hot pan with the onion/tomato/olive mix and scramble until the eggs are of the consistency of an omelette. They should be in big chunks.

Put onto a plate with a healthy amount of lettuce, spinach or whatever else you want. Add some sweet chili sauce for dipping the eggs into, or use a hot sauce for additional heat.

Works incredibly well - the eggs are more filling than traditional scrambled eggs, the tomatoes are heavenly, the onions provide some sweetness and the olives provide salt.
Lenka 3 | 2,552
16 Jan 2021 #936
Sorry, no. But judging by the looks it wasn't great :)
Chemikiem 7 | 2,495
16 Jan 2021 #937
Yes but no crumble

Is it szarlotka? I haven't seen it look quite like that, but I'm sure everyone makes it a bit differently. Do you have that for breakfast too?

eating Polish hospital food?

No, but hospital food everywhere isn't that appetising.
Lenka 3 | 2,552
16 Jan 2021 #938
Is it szarlotka?

No. Rice baked with apples. It's either served as a dessert or as a main course usually in the summer.
Chemikiem 7 | 2,495
16 Jan 2021 #939
Rice baked with apples

That sounds nice, haven't come across it before.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
16 Jan 2021 #940
No, but hospital food everywhere isn't that appetising.

There used to be an excellent Facebook group dedicated to Polish hospital food. Some of the stuff served up was an absolute disgrace.

This group is still active - facebook.com/groups/428926863955329 - some of the stuff posted there is just diabolical. How can people expect to recover if they're fed utter garbage on a daily basis?
jon357 66 | 16,957
17 Jan 2021 #941
Polish hospital food.

It's not very nice. If you're there for any length of time, you need people to bring food in.

Rice baked with apples.

I will try this.
Lenka 3 | 2,552
17 Jan 2021 #942
I will try this

There is plenty of recipes online with different amount of sugar (I even saw one with 3 glasses of sugar!!!), whether the apples or fried or not etc.

We like the lazy option: rice cooked normally, fresh apples grated in the middle, sprinkled with some sugar and a tiny bit of butter on the top layer of rice.

I even started adding fresh veg to my ham and cheese toasti

And how many of you eat plain oatmeal? Older generation in my family call it child abuse :D





Chemikiem 7 | 2,495
17 Jan 2021 #943
excellent Facebook group dedicated to Polish hospital food.

Blimey, the food must be really bad then!

how many of you eat plain oatmeal

Porridge? Meant to be really good for you but I don't like it. Plus I can't stand the smell of hot milk :(
jon357 66 | 16,957
18 Jan 2021 #944
And how many of you eat plain oatmeal?

My granny used to make it; it's almost the national dish of Scotland. Brings back fond memories, however I'd rather they stay memories.

Some people like it, and I see various types of instant porridge on sale here.

Here, I only use oatmeal for crumbles or biscuits.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,940
18 Jan 2021 #945
Porridge is only ok when covered in lashings of full cream milk and at least an ounce of brown sugar.
Healthy? Lol not here.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
18 Jan 2021 #946
Blimey, the food must be really bad then!

It can be really, really bad. There are plenty of examples where they've done nothing but serve up some pieces of bread with some nasty 'spread' to seriously ill people, for instance.

I read a report last year that said that around 1 in 3 hospital patients require specialised nutrition, yet only a handful of them actually receive it.

I found one quote detailing the menu in a large Silesian hospital:

bread, butter and little cheese for breakfast, cabbage soup, semolina cinnamon mandarin for dinner, bread and a slice of undefined sausage for dinner. No vegetables.

Apparently the situation is so bad that 4 in 5 people are worse off nutritionally than they were when they entered the hospital. It seems that there's also widespread issues with catering companies simply lying about what's actually served - for instance, they claim that fresh fish was served, but in reality, they're using canned fish. Patients end up suffering serious nutritional deficiencies as a result.

There's a report by the Supreme Audit Office here on the topic - nik.gov.pl/plik/id,16458,vp,18988.pdf

I'll dig up some pictures to illustrate this tomorrow - I wouldn't feed half of this stuff to a dog.
Lenka 3 | 2,552
22 Jan 2021 #947
I have no idea if this one was posted...



delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
22 Jan 2021 #948
If that had some gravy on it, it would be very nice!
jon357 66 | 16,957
22 Jan 2021 #949
It would actually. It looks a lot better than any I've seen in hospitals here.
Lenka 3 | 2,552
22 Jan 2021 #950
You Brits and your gravy :P
Standard mielone. Taste the best with something slightly sour (kapusta kiszona, ogórki kiszone od buraczki) but sadly I don't have any so I opted for some steamed veggies.

Btw, is there a reason why it's almost impossible to get yellow wax beans in UK?
jon357 66 | 16,957
22 Jan 2021 #951
buraczki

I like it with buraki smażone.

almost impossible to get yellow wax beans in UK?

For the same reason that it's almost impossible to get swede or salsify here. People get used to their diet and don't introduce something new unless there's a reason or unless someone's marketing it.

Plus, there are a lot of runner beans there, and they're very popular when in season.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
22 Jan 2021 #952
yellow wax beans in UK?

...what on earth are they, and should I try them?

buraczki

Can't disagree with that choice. I'd still rather have the gravy, but it's not a bad substitute.
jon357 66 | 16,957
22 Jan 2021 #953
Fasolki szparagowej.

Everywhere here though hardly any green beans which I prefer. I suspect fasolki szparahowej grow more easily in the climate here than runner beans, hence their popularity.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
22 Jan 2021 #954
I don't think I've ever tried them, but a quick look on Google and I'll throw them into tomorrow's dinner that hasn't been bought yet.

I'm holding you responsible Lenka if they're disgusting!
jon357 66 | 16,957
22 Jan 2021 #955
Out of season now, however Biedronka do frozen ones. I had some tonight. Not as nice as green beans but are ok.
Lenka 3 | 2,552
23 Jan 2021 #956
I don't know about you guys but one of the things I love about mielone is that they are not strictly hot dinner food



Strzelec35 10 | 1,076
23 Jan 2021 #957
i thought kotlety are large that looks like pasztet to me. slices of pasztet on bread.
mafketis 24 | 9,348
23 Jan 2021 #958
one of the things I love about mielone is that they are not strictly hot dinner food

A weird way to cut them... I cut them horizontally (two flatter round parts) rather than slice them.

I also like meatloaf sandwiches (meatloaf is a bit like pieczeń rzymska though usually made with beef and maybe with some tomato sauce baked in on top).
Cargo pants 2 | 824
23 Jan 2021 #959
pasztet

Thats liverwurst right in the USA?
Lenka 3 | 2,552
23 Jan 2021 #960
I cut them horizontally

Isn't it too thick then?

i thought kotlety are large

Thay are as large as the cook makes them. In this case it was me and my hands are not large ones.


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