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Polish cuisine may be an obscure entry on the list of European culinary schools (at least when you ask some Americans about it).

But despite this lack of name recognition, the dishes that this Eastern European nation had developed in the last millennia or so are damn tasty!

But just like with any other given national cuisine, let’s first see what are the most used ingredients in it, before we try to use any of the recipes below.

Polish people have a thing for potato, just as well as for pork and tomatoes.

These ingredients always come central to what they cook and how they do it.

So, here’s an ultimate list of the most impressive dishes this country has to offer:

Placki ziemniaczane (potato pancakes)

This pancake’s taste and texture are enhanced with grated onion, carrot, and parsnips, with other similar kinds of vegetables being optional. It pairs well with the sour cream!

Makowiec (poppy seed roulette)

One of the dishes most central to this Eastern European country, it’s a poppy seed pastry that typically is being served at Christmas and/or Easter.

The Polish national cuisine has a 1000 years old history, borrowing some from neighboring Germans…JONATHAN WILLARD

Grilled oscypek (sheep’s cheese) with bacon, grilled apple and cranberry sauce

Yeah, there’s a dish as diverse and imaginative as this one, and unfortunately it weren’t our ancestors who invented it!

Barszcz (Polish red borscht)

One of the most classic dishes in this part of Europe, and being a real object of dispute betweem Ukrainians and Polish about its origins, the borscht is a delicious soup, made with lots of tomatoes, onions and rootbeet!

Bigos (a traditional meat stew)

Man, sometimes I wish I was born in Poland… This meat stew, famous among the European Chefs has a lot of distinctively appetizing features, such as extensive use of white cabbage, sauerkraut (kapusta kiszona), various cuts of meat and sausage. Like many things, this one is always disputed between Germans and Polish people…

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