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Christmas Kluski - A Polish Treat

Uploaded: Dec 26, 2017

We've been Food Partying! Jewish-style lately with our posts on latke-making. This week the Poles get a chance to show off how our holiday cooking is done. I recently landed back in Michigan, just in time to catch kluski class.

Kluski is a traditional Polish dish which uses the same dough as pierogis, but served as cubes, rather than Poland's version of stuffed "dumplings." My family serves both at Wigilia, the annual Christmas Eve, vegetarian meal. We've Food Partied! about the tradition a few years ago in 7 Spoons, 1 Bowl, A Polish Christmas Eve.

D wanted to learn how to make the doughy dolls and it was Mom to the rescue!



First mix yeast, salt & flour, and roll out like a pie crust.

Slice into strips, then cubes.



Transfer the dough into a pot of salted, boiling water and simmer at a low boil until they rise to the top, about 5 minutes.





Transfer to a colander to drain excess liquid, then to a pan with melted butter and sauté till slightly browned.



Kluski are traditionally served warm, topped with cottage cheese.



Kluski
Mix 1/4 package dry yeast mixed with 3/4’s cup warm water. Add one beaten egg. Mix in 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour and a pinch of salt. Kneed dough till it’s elastic and light, a few minutes. Rest dough 1/2 hour. Roll out like a pie crust and follow directions above.



On another note, I'm headed overseas for the next few weeks for a family wedding and some Spanish Food Partying! We'll head out on the Small Town-Hippy Surf Town tour after a week in Seville. If I can get access, plan is to report live on all the hot tapas spots around Andalusia / southern Spain. So stayed tuned, come on back and hasta pronto!


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Posted by Karol, a resident of University South,
on Dec 30, 2017 at 9:25 am

Hi Laura,

I'm a Pole from Hamtramck. My mom would make kluski but more as a drop noodle. Love this idea with the cottage cheese. The link for your Christmas Eve meal wasn't working.

Karol



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