My Polish grandmother was such a wonderful cook. I so looked forward to Sunday and holiday dinners at her house. She would never sit down and eat with us no matter how much we begged her. Not until the dishes were cleared and the dessert served, did she sit down and eat. This cookbook is dedicated to my Nana.
Perfect comfort food on a snowy or cold night. this is the most amazing soup I have ever had and it gets even better reheated the next day! Not only that but anyone I have made it for has become addicted even if they do not like sauerkraut. It is my mother's recipe and I was easily able to make it vegetarian. It can also be made low fat. I have listed both options for meat eaters and vegetarians. It can be made vegan if vegan ingredients are substituted for the dairy ones but I have not tried that yet. It is best with buttery crackers but it is plenty a meal by itself. Note: I am not sure of can and package sizes so they are estimates, but I think that I am pretty close, this is a hard recipe to ruin.
A great Polish side dish for all you beet lovers.Serve over greens for a nice salad or all alone. Check out my polish Potato and Beet Salad recipe #66870 which has beets in it. We serve the potato salad for Easter.
These Polish cookies are very time consuming to make. It's a great help to have a bunch of your favorite family members to help! They are very flavorful and rich. This recipe makes hundreds of cookies. Literally. But they are worth it in the end. The cognac can easily be omitted entirely But why bother! You can cut the kneading time down by using a food processor! Use a couple of pans for frying to make it go faster! (Assembly line)! Cook time is 1 minute per batch of cookies!
A yummy side dish. Add sliced polish sausage or leftover ham for an easy main dish. This originated as "Depression" meal when my Polish grandmother could not afford meat. She could go to her cellar for her own canned carrots and tomatoes and then to the root cellar for the potatoes.
I can still picture my Polish grandmother cooking this on a wood stove. The sauerkraut picks up the browned pork color and flavor. The beans mellow the sauerkraut's bite by absorbing some of the sour taste while adding an unique flavor to the dish.
This is a quick & easy way of using up the leftover cabbage from recipe #50949 my Easy Cabbage Rolls. For a more economical meal, use bone-in chicken pieces but cook a little longer. Serve with steamed rice and/or crusty bread to mop up the sauce.
This recipe sounds more like the fresh kielbasa we get from the Polish butcher than any other recipe I have come across. Unlike the smoked version, this needs to be cooked thoroughly. You can roast the kielbasa at 425°F for 45 minutes or simmer it in water for 30 minutes.
An easier and quicker version of Easter Babka. Denser more cake-like and less complicated if you haven't made bread without a machine. Add the Lucre from the Easter version for a sweeter presentation. Posted by request.
A cake-like fruit and nut bread that is a tradition of a Polish Easter. The rest of the year, my grandmother would make a similar bread with just raisins and no frosting. Note the the prep time includes rising times. Recipe by request