If you are looking for a healthy version of eggplant parmesan, and also a quick and easy way to make it, try this Roasted Eggplant & Tomato with Pierogi recipe. This pierogi recipe is super simple to make, exceptionally good, and works with both the Potato Cheese Pierogi, or the Spinach Mushroom pierogi.
Refreshing for the summer months, this Polish Carrot and Apple Salad recipe is a perfect side dish for pierogi. It is also bright and colorful so it great to bring to parties, and the added raisins give it a nice natural sweetness. Use small crisp carrots that are not dry and find apples that are crunchy and juicy--Fuji apples work well.
Enjoy this stuffed tomatoes recipe while tomatoes are in season. They go great with some potato cheese pierogi on the side for a complete meal. Make sure you use large, firm tomatoes--organic home grown tomatoes are the best for this polish recipe.
Here is a tasty Polish Roasted Duck recipe, also known as "Roast duckling," or in Polish, "Nadziewana Kaczka." Duck has a rich taste and works well with this orange duck sauce, helping to balance the earthy flavor of the duck. It is very easy to make and goes well over rice and a vegetable, such as asparagus, and potato cheese pierogi.
This simple Polish Plum Cake recipe is a family favorite. It is a buttery-lemon cake with a fresh plum topping -- just sweet enough for a light dessert or morning pastry with coffee. Don't be surprised to have an entire batch of plum cake gone within one day!
Potato Pancakes (Placki ziemniaczane) are eaten throughout Poland and loved by all ages. They became popular in World War II when there was little to eat, but today they are served as a special treat, especially for children. We make them with a sour cream, sugar, and lemon topping.
Borscht (Barszcz) made with red beetroot is one of the most traditional Polish soups. The oldest known Borscht recipe dates back to the 16th century. There are two versions, vegetarian and beef-based, and typically served for a holiday or as a cure to a hang-over. The following red beet soup recipe shows various modifications for any occasion. Note this beet soup recipe serves a lot, but it freezes well!
Fresh and tangy, this simple Polish salad recipe of freshly sliced cucumbers and sour cream is a perfect Polish recipe year round. If you like healthy cooking, you can substitute the sour cream for Greek yogurt, but you will be surprised how the sour cream blends nicely with the lemon juice, making it into a delicate milk sauce. Legends says that Polish cucumber salad was a favorite dish of Queen Bona Sforza, an Italian princess who married the Polish king Sigismund I in the 16th century.