If you remembered the polish food I served in March, you would know I prepared fried egg with mash potato and cucumber salad. Today I was asked by my new host to come up with another example of Polish cuisine for her family gather up. It’s really hard to cook something home alike here. The ingredients are very limited, so your palette of choice shrinks much.
Worry not. Uncle Tomasz knows how to make the best out of situation. I bought potatoes, sauerkraut (I was surprised it’s in shops), bacon, onion, carrot, yoghurt, flour, oil, eggs, some herbs and went home to do wizardry. If you are polish you might already have an idea what I am planning. It’s basically potato cakes and sauerkraut soup.
Potato cakes are a fried mixture made of grated potato, grated onion, flour and eggs. Before serving, shove some plain yoghurt or sour cream on it, sprinkle with some sugar on top and enjoy while hot!
The soup is as simple as boiling a pot full of sauerkraut with water and all other ingredients. Sour as f***, but so delicious!
They all loved it, so they wouldn’t let me leave without writing down a detailed recipe. That’s one thing Japanese impress me with – they are easy with trying new and unfamiliar cuisines and they pretty much like anything you serve them. In comparison, Brits just don’t like anything that isn’t jacket potato, sweet as fuck cupcake or a roasted chicken. Lame…
I also received some farewell gifts as I am leaving soon. It was overall a very nice evening!