I found Egyptian pasta at a health food store and didn't know what to do with it. I found a recipe for Egyptian rice and added sour cream and garlic and what do you know? Stroganoff! Tastes good. It would probably work with any type of rice or risotto.
Yet another I've pulled out of "The Czechoslovak Cookbook". Of course I had to add garlic to the recipe :) Also for a little extra kick you can use some spicy bloody mary mix instead of the cream of tomato soup. I hope you enjoy this, we sure do.
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 one of the many favorite recipes that I got from my father (the Polish Papa!). It's incredibly easy and very, very good. The apples, applesauce, and onion mixture cuts some of the sharpness of the sauerkraut. As a result, even people who claim to hate sauerkraut love this dish. If you REALLY love sauerkraut, use two cans with both the applesauce and apples. I usually do this, as the sauerkraut is a wonderful leftover.
I have no idea where this recipe originated, but it is the ultimate Polish comfort food to me. It is a very versatile recipe, as I have made it several times with cooked, sliced cabbage instead of the sauerkraut; substituted cream of celery soup for cream of chicken, and I have even made this once using ham in place of the pork. It uses simple ingredients, and only needs a big loaf of bread or fresh rolls with butter to satisfy any growling belly:)
This is a wonderful example of American born cooks recreation of their Polish mothers or grandmothers cooking. My grandmother never used a written recipe, she measured with her hands, fingers and eyes. The amount of cabbage is my eyeball measurement of a head of chopped cabbage.
This is a very interesting fusion of International cuisines from the Mediterranean to China. Just imagine eating spicy Turkish Kebabs drizzled with a Greek Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce and over a bed of Chinese Yangzhou Vegetable Fried Rice. Is your "Mouth Watering" from the thought of tasting the tangy yogurt! Try this delicious recipe. You and your family will love it!