Thursday, 30 April 2009
Friday, 24 April 2009
- Large white beans (A large pot full or around a kilogram, dry)
- Pork/bacon (boczek is fattier and gives more taste but you can use leaner pork) 3/4kg
- Polish sausage (kielbasa) 1/2kg
- Large onion (1)
- Tomato ketchup (2tbsp)
- Tomato paste (1 tbsp)
- Flour (2 tbsp)
- Vegeta (basically just a seasoning of different spices/herbs/vegetables)
- Salt and pepper, paprika, oregano
What you do
- Soak the beans (dry sort) overnight in plenty of water.
- Throw away any beans that float on the surface
- Add generous amount of vegetta seasoning to the water and beans (keep same water that beans soaked in overnight). Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about hour and half (do not overcook)
- To make the sauce dice the onion and brown in a large pan with some oil, vegeta spices, salt and pepper.
- Dice pork and add to pan with some more spices/seasoning and paprika. Stir and cook on low heat for 5mins or so depending on size of meat.
- Dice kielbasa, add to pan and stir. Leave on low heat for about 1/2 hour to 3/4 hour. Add extra water to prevent meat burning.
- Check beans by trying. Most likely need longer than sauce in pan.
- Take pan off heat after 3/4 hour and stir in ketchup and tomato paste (ensure after taking pan off heat)
- Add mixture in pan to beans and water in pot and stir thoroughly.
- Season to taste, add oregano (perhaps 1/2 tbsp).
- Thicken by mixing flour and water in cup and then adding to pot
- Cover and heat for 5 mins after thorough stir
- Serve with fresh bread
But I found these in a local supermarket so it looks like Heinz have infiltrated the market with their over-sugared chemical version here also.
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
A big thank you to Link Robertson for these wonderful images of some of his experiences in Poland. Link is an American planning to settle in Poland and teach in Warsaw.
Currently his favourite dishes are zurek and placky z gulasz. However if Link is like me my favourite dish changed depending on what I tried that day.
Pierogi ruskie with cubes of fried bacon. The name of this has caused so much controversy as can be seen by my article on them.
This looks amazing. I do not know what it is yet but will update when I find out.