10 Most Popular Foods in Poland

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Trying out cuisines worldwide always comes out as a fantastic experience, and dishes from Poland must not be left out of the list! Polish dishes consist of various ingredients but are mainly rich in meat, dairy, cereals, and poultry products. There is a wide range of delicious cuisines from Poland; hence we have listed a few of them for you!

1. Pierogi

Pierogis are the Polish version of dumplings which consist of different types of fillings. The outer layer is made of the thinly rolled–out dough, and the packing is done with meat, mushrooms, berries, cheese, etc. They are delicious and readily available in every part of Poland.

Recipe for Pierogi

2. Golabki

Golabki is a rich and delicious cuisine from Poland. This recipe requires rolling minced meat (chicken, mutton, pork), including rice and onions in white cabbage sheets, and frying them in fat. The cabbage leaves, vegetables, and richness of the fat make the perfect combination for a finger-licking snack!

Recipe for Gloabki

3. Lazanki z kapusta i grzybami

Also known as “Polish pasta with cabbage,” this dish is very easy to make and comes out as quite filling. It requires adding boiled pasta and cabbage to butter and stir-frying them with some seasoning. If needed, you can also sprinkle some herbs on it for better taste.

Recipe for Lazanki z kapusta i grzybami

4. Kotlet Schabowy

Cutlets from all around the world consist of different ingredients and are prepared in different ways but always taste amazing. This cuisine is also a type of cutlet that consists of coating pork meat and deep-frying it. The cutlets are usually served with boiled potatoes and beet.

Recipe for Kotlet Schabowy

5. Gulasz

Gulasz is a type of stew that consists of meat, onions, mushrooms, red bell peppers, and carrots as the base ingredients. The preparation process requires cooking these ingredients in tomato paste, smoked paprika, garlic, and some more spices. This dish tastes impressive due to its rich flavors and is a must-try.

Recipe for Gulasz

6. Kotlet Mielony

The preparation process of this dish is quite similar to the preparation process of Kotlet Schabowy. It requires pan-frying flay meatballs, which are served with boiled potatoes or beetroots. The recipe is relatively low time consuming and can be prepared easily at home.

Recipe for Kotlet Mielony

7. Zrazy

Zrazy is an ancient dish that dates back to the 14th century. It used to be eaten by people from the royal household but is quite common throughout Poland. It consists of beef roulade cooked in a slow cooker and served with red cabbage and potatoes.

Recipe for Zrazy

8. Fasolka po bretonsku

Also called “baked beans,” this dish is simple, easy to make, and quite wholesome. It consists of cooking the beans in sauce with some vegetables and spices. It can be served with rice and slices of bread.

Recipe for Fasolka po bretonsku

9. Ryba po Grecku

This dish consists of fried fish fillets cooked in a particular type of vegetable sauce. Different kinds of fish are used for preparing this cuisine, such as perch, tilapia, pike, etc. One of the specialties of Ryba po Grecku is that it can be served hot or cold.

Recipe for Grecku

10. Golonka Gotowana

“Golonka” means “knuckle” in English, and this dish is prepared from animal knuckles. The meat is seasoned, cooked, and served with mashed potatoes or rice. Although the preparation process is a little time taking, this delicious Polish dish is worth the time.

Recipe for Golonka Gotowana



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