Welcome to Our Polish Christmas Table 2022
I’ve put together a collection of festive soups, main courses, desserts and so much more. Have a look around!
Polish Christmas Eve Dinner / Supper
Wigilia feast begins on December 24th, at the appearance of the first star. The supper begins with the breaking of the Christmas wafer (‘opłatek’, pron.: opwateck).
Traditionally, Christmas Eve is a fast day and no meat is served. The table is filled with 12 different dishes, symbolizing the Twelve Apostles – you’ll see the recipes for some of them below. For those who are religious, the Christmas Eve ends with the midnight mass (‘Pasterka’) at a local church.
Any leftovers are served again on the Christmas Day – this time alongside dishes containing meat.
Sauerkraut & Mushrooms
Kapusta z Grzybami
Polish-style Croquettes) with Sauerkraut and Mushrooms
Krokiety z Kapustą i Grzybami
Pierogi also show up on a Polish Christmas table. Traditionally, the filling doesn’t contain any meat.
The most popular stuffing? Wild Mushroom, Sauerkraut or a combination of both.
But first, try one of the following recipes for the pierogi dough:
Poppy seed Love
Poppy Seed Filling for Cakes and Desserts
It’s full of nuts and dried fruit. You’ll need this filling to make Kutia and Makowiec (Poppy Seed Roll)
Even more ideas:
Christmas & Boxing Days
Pierwszy i Drugi Dzień Świąt
On 25th and 26th, meats are allowed again.
Some of the popular dishes include:
- Roasts (chicken, duck, goose, turkey, pork)
- Stews (such as Bigos: Hunter’s Stew with Boar Meat)
Time to spread the festive cheer!
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