Have you heard of Polish cottage cheese dip? Gzik recipe is super simple and once you try it, it will quickly become one of the most frequently used in your cookbook.
So what is gzik? It’s a dip made of cottage cheese (farmer’s cheese), radish, chives, and sour cream. It’s healthy, and it’s one of the food you can find in almost every Polish home.
Basic Info About Gzik
Even though gzik is exactly what this cottage cheese dip and I’ve been eating it since I was a child, I didn’t know the actual name of it until I was an adult.
My husband comes from a different part of Poland- Wielkopolska, where the name gzik is very popular. When I first heard it, I had no idea what it is. But once my mom-in-law explained to me that she is talking about the cottage cheese dip, I knew exactly what dish it is.
Gzik is popular all over the country, so it’s not true that this dip is specific to Wielkopolska (Greater Poland). What is specific though, is the way they eat it- they serve it with baked potatoes, as lunch or dinner.
In most Polish homes gzik is served on the bread, as a sandwich.
Different Types Of Gzik
The most popular gzik recipe will include radish and chives, apart from the sour cream and cottage cheese.
However, the cottage cheese dip has different variations, and you will be surprised by what people are adding to it! The base is always cottage cheese and sour cream. They should make a spread that can be easily put on the slice of bread.
Here are the most famous add-ons to cottage cheese and sour cream:
- boiled eggs
- smoked mackerel and onion
- any kind of veggies
- sugar or honey
Tips For Making Gzik
Use Organic Ingredients
Farmer’s cheese, as well as sour cream and veggies, should be organic. Make sure the quality of the ingredients that you are making gzik of is high enough. If you want, you can even make cottage cheese at home! Here’s my recipe.
Use A Fork To Mix The Ingredients Together
The consistency doesn’t have to be smooth.
You Can Use Greek Yoghurt Instead Of Sour Cream
Gzik will have fewer calories if you use yogurt.
Polish Cottage Cheese Gzik Recipe
- 1 cup of cottage cheese
- 4-6 radishes
- 1 bunch of chives (1/2 cups chopped)
- 1 heaped tablespoon of sour cream or Greek yogurt
- salt, pepper
- Place cottage cheese in a bowl.
- Chop finely the radishes and chives. Then add them to the cottage cheese.
- Add sour cream or yogurt.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Mix everything together using the fork.
- Serve on bread or with boiled potatoes.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 362mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g
These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix
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