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Traditional Polish meal for my Polish boyfriend in the US?


Sarocky5750 1 | 1    
  20 Dec 2007  #1
I was curious if anyone had any ideas for a great traditional Polish meal to make for my pseudo Polish boyfriend? He's been in the US for 6 years now, but I sometimes like to make little attempts to let him now I'm interested in his culture. I think we have the drink part taken care of (vodka, of course!) but I just wanted some ideas for some dishes that would pair well together to make a great meal. Thanks for any/all suggestions!
Shawn_H    
  20 Dec 2007  #2
Kotlet schabowe i ziemniaki. (Pounded pork chops, breaded and fried, side dish of smashed potato)

Rzeberka (spelling?) baked in kapusta - is one of my favourites...
OP Sarocky5750 1 | 1    
20 Dec 2007  #3
Thanks for the ideas! Any good Polish soups? He really has an infinity for soup....
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554    
21 Dec 2007  #4
Zupa Grzybow

1 lb wild mushrooms (chop)
1/2 lemon
2 tbs butter
6 cups beef stock
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup water
3.5 tbs flour
1 lg onion (chop)

salt & pepper for taste

Saute shrooms with water onion and juice from 1/2 lemon (15-20 min)
Place in lg pot with 5 cups of stock. Bring to simmer. Mic sour cream and flour then add remaining cup of stock. Mix in to soup stirring and bring to a boil. Add additional seasonoing if necessary.

There are other variations, but this one turns out well. Smacznego :)
xsofex - | 10    
11 Aug 2010  #5
Merged: Surprise traditional Polish meal for my Polish boyfriend, I am English :S

Hello everyone! Could anyone please help me :)...

I have a Polish boyfriend he is from Poznan, and i really really want to cook him a surprise tradional Polish meal!!

I have looked up soo many recipes, but I have no idea what to do, does anyone suggest any polish meals that are popular? maybe some that are popular in Poznan :D

His mum is an amasing cook, and I really want to impress him,

Thankyou soo much, i appriciate any replies :) x
ColonelBlimp 2 | 11    
11 Aug 2010  #6
It's a bit of a cheat, but you could do what I did for my Polish gf: Pop along to the Polish section in the local Tesco and get some ready made pierogi, etc- then tell them you spent all day in the kitchen preparing it ;)
xsofex - | 10    
11 Aug 2010  #7
Thats a good idea if worst comes to worse :D I think i will have to pop down there if it goes rather wrong, I dont mind cooking piergi from scatch, i do love cooking, its just ive never had it before i suppose. Thankyou so much I never knew you could get it, good to know :)
PennBoy 77 | 2,439    
  11 Aug 2010  #8
I have a Polish boyfriend he is from Poznan, and i really really want to cook him a surprise tradional Polish meal!!

Make him Gołąbki everyone loves them, beef and rice wrapped in cabbage and spicy tomato sauce . They're Ukrainians in the video, but the Gołąbki are the same.

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xsofex - | 10    
11 Aug 2010  #9
Make him Gołąbki everyone loves them

PennBoy thanks, that sounds really good! that is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for!
Everyone loves them did you say? that sounds perfect thank you, I am just looking up the recipe now ;)
plk123 8 | 4,160    
11 Aug 2010  #10
look through the food section here.. there is a bunch of ideas and recipes.
xsofex - | 10    
11 Aug 2010  #11
Do you know any other Polish dishes that everyone loves? many thanks :)
Also are there any well known starters and desserts?
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pgtx 30 | 3,165    
11 Aug 2010  #12
do a research:

starters

chleb ze smalcem

main dish:
- kotlet
- ziemniaki
- mizeria

desserts

galaretka z bita smietana i lodami
xsofex - | 10    
11 Aug 2010  #13
you are all so kind,

Thanks pgtx I am just researching all of them now :)
Pani Grazynka    
11 Aug 2010  #14
My Nana used to make latkes also known as placki ziemniaczane (potato pancakes). Easy peasy with shredded potatoes and onions. You just cannot go wrong with it, and it's a childhood treat for many Poles as far as I'm aware. Nana used to serve it two ways depending on if it was a proper dinner or just a snack, with sugar and sour cream or alongside beef gulash (a stew)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,401    
11 Aug 2010  #15
Nana used to serve it two ways depending on if it was a proper dinner or just a snack, with sugar and sour cream or alongside beef gulash (a stew)

that's how we do it in this house.
xsofex - | 10    
11 Aug 2010  #16
My Nana used to make latkes

Eventhough I am English my Grandma and her side of the family were Polish, however she died early, but I remember this! We used to have this with her, with suger my mum says, I did not realise it was Polish, brings back memories.

thankyou, I want to try this!
Pani Grazynka - | 12    
11 Aug 2010  #17
Yes, it is very Polish and very Jewish as well so brings two cultures and nations together well, now even three. Enjoy! Ohhh I have such a massive urge to have a bite on now!
xsofex - | 10    
11 Aug 2010  #18
Yes, it is very Polish and very Jewish

I see that makes sense because my mothers family and I are Jewish :D Yeah i know what you mean! thank you, I cannot wait to try and make these, hope I can make them taste as good as I remember them to be :D
Pani Grazynka - | 12    
11 Aug 2010  #19
You do not serve potato pancakes without a reason and history behind it. I'm going to give you a tip: add a tbs of a potato flour, it will keep it together nicely while turning on a pan

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NorthMancPolak 4 | 649    
11 Aug 2010  #20
I see that makes sense because my mothers family and I are Jewish :D

Mazel tov! lol ;)

You'll need to develop a thick skin to post here ;)

I've had some latkes/placki this evening... here's some I made earlier...
Pani Grazynka - | 12    
11 Aug 2010  #21
A sheynem dank! :D
I'd rather opt for a witty sense of humor.

oh these little beauties on your pan.....
NorthMancPolak 4 | 649    
12 Aug 2010  #22
A sheynem dank! :D

likewise :)

oh these little beauties on your pan.....

I like the one on the left which looks like it's smiling, lol :)
jablko - | 106    
12 Aug 2010  #24
Make him Gołąbki everyone loves them

I dont :(
Anyway gołąbki is a silly name haha
Seanus 15 | 19,741    
13 Aug 2010  #25
Try beef rolls with dumplings and red cabbage. It's a Silesian speciality :)
xsofex - | 10    
13 Aug 2010  #26
I dont :(
Anyway gołąbki is a silly name haha

haha oh no how comes you dont like them?

Right thankyou everyone! im so glad i came on here,

he comes back from Poznan tommorow, i went out ingrediant shopping and im going to make Pierogi, Gołąbki (i hope he likes them;p), Placki ziemniaczane, and SZARLOTKA, and maybe a few other things but i have to find the recipe for, all that food may not go together but not to eat all at once haha x
Wulkan - | 3,278    
13 Aug 2010  #27
My favorite Polish dish are hash browns in polish style eaten with a cream but I don't think my English girlfriend will ever make them for me lol
xsofex - | 10    
13 Aug 2010  #28
I don't think my English girlfriend will ever make them for me lol

haha i think you have some hinting to do lol
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,009    
13 Aug 2010  #29
So what are you looking to do? Make a single romantic course (leaving time for other romantic things) or looking to make a big 3 course affair??

Is this ur first time making such food?
jablko - | 106    
13 Aug 2010  #30
haha oh no how comes you dont like them?

I cant stand cabbage :)



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