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What are some authentic Polish recipes?

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Food Network and About.com provide authentic polish recipes, such as pierogies and stuffed cabbage. Polish stuffed cabbage is referred to as golabki. Pierogies are boiled or fried.

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Polish pierogies require preparing the dough first. Combine 1 pint of sour cream, 5 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 2 whole eggs, 1 egg yolk, 2 teaspoons of salt and 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Knead the mixture. Flour a surface, and divide the mixture into halves. On the floured surface, roll the dough 1/4 inch thick, and cut 3-inch circles.

To make the filling of the pierogies, brown 1/2 pound of ground beef for 3 minutes. Strain the beef. Mix 1/2 pound of farmer’s cheese, 2 tablespoons of minced shallots, 2 tablespoons of minced garlic and 1/2 cup of chopped green onions. Combine the beef with the ingredients to make the filling.

Place 1 tablespoon of the filling into each dough circle. Fold each dough circle in half, and press the edges to seal them. Boil a pot of salted water, and place the pierogies in the water. Allow them to cook until they float. Drain them before serving them.

Polish golabki requires boiling cabbage leaves and stuffing them with cooked ground beef and pork, seasonings and cooked rice. Cook the stuffed cabbage in the oven for an hour, then serve with tomato sauce.

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