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What a typical Polish family eats. How do they prepare food and who cooks at home?


valpomike 11 | 197
28 Sep 2011 #1
I wonder what a Polish family eat, when they make Polish food, at home. What would they make, and why? Are the young Polish people no longer making Polish foods at home, if yes, why? Does this food change from area to area in Poland? What is your favorite Polish meal, and why?

Mike
a.k.
28 Sep 2011 #2
I wonder what a Polish family eat, when they make Polish food, at home.

Breakfast:
various sandwiches, cottage cheese, milk soups (with cornflakes, manna grains, porridge), scrumbled/boiled hard/soft eggs, yogurts. For a drink tea, cofee.

Main meal (obiad, generally eaten between 13-17), contains mostly 3 things:
1.potatoes (mashed or full)/rice/grains/nuddles
2.vegetable salads/saur kraut/boiled vegetables
3.kotlet schabowy (pork cutlet in breadcrumbs) /kotlet mielony (ground meat cutlet)/fish/some nuddles (then no 1 and 2)/ chicken or pork liver with fried onion/ gulash (stew)/ boiled chicken etc.

There used to be a tradition of eating two dishes for obiad: a soup and then a main course, however it takes a lot of preparation to make 2 dishes for obiad and it's too much to eat so few people really do it.

Supper:
sandwiches mostly, soemtimes pancakes but actually it can be everything.

As a snack fruits in my case, during the day.

Between obiad and supper there should be podwieczorek which mostly means some sweet cake etc. with a tea.

Many of my friedns (I mean female) don't eat breakfast at all. It's because of bad habits, wrong idea of the diet, hurry.

Working people eat at canteens or takeaways from butcher's shops.

Does this food change from area to area in Poland?

Not really.
Jars777 20 | 70
28 Sep 2011 #3
Can I ask another question along the topic line? Traditionally in Germany we would eat bread and all sorts of cold meat, cheese, salads (i.e. meat salad) from the butchers in the evening and the main (hot) meal would be had at lunch time. Obviously we more and more people working the main meal gets now eaten in the evening. But the British sandwich culture for lunch is not really done in Germany either..

sorry if this is hijacking the topic slightly.
ZIMMY 6 | 1,601
28 Sep 2011 #4
breakfast:......................meat and potatoes

lunch............................meat and potatoes

dinner...........................meat and potatoes

snacks..........................meat and potatoes

oh, on fish night don't forget that the sushi should be 'well-done'.
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
28 Sep 2011 #5
and with that special "Polski smak" of course :)
Moose Limb
28 Sep 2011 #6
breakfast:......................meat and potatoes

lunch............................meat and potatoes

dinner...........................meat and potatoes

snacks..........................meat and potatoes

You are missing KAPUSTA:)
noreenb 7 | 557
28 Sep 2011 #7
I like various food.
for breakfast: cereals, (many kinds) and dark bread + many types of cheese or jam at breakfast, sometimes eggs and bread...
for dinner: soups, (all kinds, especially tomatoe soup which is my favourite) pasta with green vegetables, noodles with chicken, meatballs, cutlets, rice with apples and cinnamone, fishes, potatoes, cabbage, beetroots, green vegetables, and so on...

for supper: sanwiches, tomatoes with onion and basil, pancakes, pizza (sometimes) or other deliciousness from exotic restaurants.
Young Poles make food at home but their recipies are often a mistery. Some prefer to order food in restaurants.
My favourite Polish meal is: fish and chips although it's not traditionally very Polish. Why? Because it's very tasty, very healthy and very spicy. You can make a piece of culinary art having just some ingredients.

I don't know if food changes form area to area. I guess so.
pawian 178 | 16,086
28 Sep 2011 #8
takeaways from butcher's shops.

ooops. What do you mean?

but their recipies are often a mistery.

Maybe misery? You mean Polish cucumber salad, mizeria.
noreenb 7 | 557
28 Sep 2011 #9
Misery...
Polish recipies are misery you say?
For those who can't cook very well.
Mizeria is fine but fresh cucumbers with something like cheese or ham or other bacon or even eggs are also good if you lack of some minerals.

:D
pawian 178 | 16,086
28 Sep 2011 #10
fresh cucumbers with something like [...] eggs

ooops. Not Polish tradition. :):):) The OP asked about Polish foods.
noreenb 7 | 557
28 Sep 2011 #11
Well, pork cothlete, potatoes and cabbage like I said.
The most traditional Polish dinner I can imagine. And cucumbers. Maybe.
:)
pawian 178 | 16,086
28 Sep 2011 #12
Well, pork cothlete, potatoes and cabbage like I said.

Yes. Except that I always leave the cabbage on the plate. :):):)
noreenb 7 | 557
28 Sep 2011 #13
Cabbage is very healthy and good for your stomach although often sour. You should remember about it before leaving it on the plate.
:)
pawian 178 | 16,086
28 Sep 2011 #14
Cabbage is very healthy and good for your stomach although often sour.

It stops to be such when boiled. :):):) That is why I leave it - no point eating worthless stuff. :):):) I prefer raw broccoli or cauliflower.
Barney 15 | 1,476
28 Sep 2011 #15
It stops to be such when boiled. :):):)

Try this no boiling

(I lifted this from the net But I make something similar.)

ingredients
serves 4
25 g (1 oz) butter
1 medium onion, skinned and chopped
1 garlic clove, skinned and crushed
6 juniper berries, crushed
450 g (1 lb) cabbage, shredded
salt and pepper

method
1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onion, garlic and juniper berries and lightly cook for 5 minutes, until the onion is soft.

2. Add the cabbage and stir until well coated in butter. Season to taste. Cover and cook the cabbage in its own juice for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The cabbage should still be slightly crunchy and not soft. Serve hot

It is really good
gumishu 11 | 5,740
29 Sep 2011 #16
cabbage and similar vegetables are even healthier for your stomach when boiled (stewed) but not drained - actually raw cabbage is pretty difficult to digest
Teffle 22 | 1,321
29 Sep 2011 #17
fish and chips although it's not traditionally very Polish. Why? Because it's very tasty, very healthy and very spicy.

Don't get this at all. Are you sure you mean spicy?
noreenb 7 | 557
29 Sep 2011 #18
Yes, why not?
Fish covered with salt and pepper, some onion, sprinkled with lemon, other seasoning, not too healthy French fries and a lot of ketchup or garlic sauce (if a guest wished) that make the meal more spicy.

It's just one example.
Fish can be prepared in many ways. An imagination and experience of a cook has the biggest meaning.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
29 Sep 2011 #19
Fish can be prepared in many ways

Yes, I realise that. Spicy just sounded odd. It tends to mean hot & piquant (pikantny?) in the mouth rather than "with (general)spices"
Seanus 15 | 19,706
30 Sep 2011 #20
Only the best food in the world, Mike. You know that, I'm sure. Flour is the best invention out there and the level of sophistication in pierogi is immense. The best people in the world must have the best food to eat, right?
Teffle 22 | 1,321
30 Sep 2011 #22
You got it.

So why even ask the question?
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
1 Oct 2011 #23
Cabbage is an important anti-oxidant (prevents cancer)!
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
1 Oct 2011 #24
we'll see how long this thread can carry on before people start writing about how all americans are fat and eat toxic waste and that polish food is so much more diverse than we could ever imagine.
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
1 Oct 2011 #25
Fuzzy, your wait was over as soon as you made your last post LOL. How dumb of you.
OP valpomike 11 | 197
1 Oct 2011 #26
This information, I asked for, is for my research I am doing, if you can help, please do so.

Mike
Seanus 15 | 19,706
2 Oct 2011 #27
Everything is on the net these days, mike. Not up to speed with the times, are we?

Why not talk of the food Poles eat rather than Polish food (whatever that is)? Poles tend to eat cutlettes, potatoes, soups, side salads and cabbage-based dishes. Silesians prefer beef rolls with red cabbage and a dark sauce (with tatties, of course). It's a Sunday meal which follows a light broth with noodles which resemble Japanese udon.
Mike's wife
3 Oct 2011 #28
What is wrong with old fashion oatmeal, coffee, orange juice and toasts.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
3 Oct 2011 #29
Old fashion oatmeal? Is that a brand or? ;)

Soups are very popular and I'm glad for that.
chanelxdemi
25 Feb 2013 #30
I am polish so we do eat meat we didn't eat horse and dogs and cats and them stuff so

Breakfast. Toast, 2 sausages and bread with butter and ketchup we also like to eat beans on toast and eggs

Dinner. Chiken and potatoes, pizza, burgers, beef and lot of food

Last. We like to eat a nutella, a sandwich or cornflakes


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