Polish food is a regular menu item in our house. My husband is Polish and while my family hails from the Czech Republic, I like to think our culinary preferences aren’t so far apart!
Want to go on a culinary adventure? Try these top 3 recipes for a taste of Poland.
Kielbasa (Polish sausage) isn’t so much a recipe as it is a food staple! Have kielbasa for breakfast with scrambled eggs, have it for lunch with a side of toast, or add it to a boiled dinner. Kielbasa is literally one of the most versatile and flavorful sausages around. But don't be fooled by the grocery store variety. It is NOT the same kielbasa you will get from an authenic Polish butcher. Find the real thing if you can!
Here are some quick and easy ways to enjoy kielbasa:
Enjoying the real thing! Kielbasa on the streets of Poznan, Poland.
Czarnina is a traditional Polish duck blood soup. Sounds gross, I know, since duck blood is a primary ingredient, but it is actually quite sweet and tasty. While I’ve enjoyed czarnina at restaurants before, it is on my bucket list to try to make it at home someday.
Getting ready to enjoy a bowl of czarnina duck blood soup!
Polish pierogies are little bites of dumpling heaven! You can fill these dumplings with just about anything your heart desires, but my favorite ones are filled with potatoes, cheese, and onions. Want to learn more about pierogies? Check out this guide on Tasting Poland’s website.