Some traditional Polish recipes are placki ziemniaczane and blueberry mazurka. Placki ziemniaczane are potato pancakes that are often served with mushroom sauce. Make them by combing 1 pound of shredded potatoes, 1 shredded onion, 1 tablespoon of flour, 1 egg, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl and spooning spoonfuls of the mixture into a hot frying pan. Brown both sides of the pancake for two to three minutes.
To make the mushroom sauce, saute 1 minced onion for six minutes in 1 ounce of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and then add 1 pound of slippery jack or pine mushrooms. Cook the mushrooms for three minutes before sprinkling the vegetables with 1 teaspoon of plain flour and adding 1/2 cup of chicken stock. After simmering the mushroom mixture for two minutes, stir in 1/2 cup of thickened cream, and serve the sauce over the pancakes.
To make blueberry mazurka, a streudel cookie bar with fruit layers, heat 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries in a saucepan with 1/4 cup of blueberry flavored vodka, 1/4 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Once the mixture thickens, remove it from the heat. While the filling cools, mix together 1 1/4 cups of flour, 1 cup of brown sugar, 3/4 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and then cut in 1/2 cup of unsalted butter. Press half the flour mixture into a square baking pan for the crust, layer it with the blueberry filling, and crumble the rest of the flour mixture over the top. Bake the mazurka at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour.