Roladki Wieprzowe Polish Meat Rolls Recipe

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Roladki wieprzowe are traditional Polish meat rolls or pork roulades made of pork ham or pork chops with mustard and veggie sticks. First fried and then simmered, these wieprzowe taste really good with kluski slaskie

How To Make The Best Roladki Wieprzowe Easily

Roladki Wieprzowe with kluski slaskie.
Roladki Wieprzowe with kluski slaskie!

These Polish meat rolls are made by hammering pork till it’s flat. This meat is then slathered with a sauce or mustard.

Finally, bacon, carrot, and dill sticks are added. The pork is rolled up, coated with flour, and fried for a bit before simmering for a longer time.

Once ready the roladki wieprzowe are served with kluski slaskie, groats or other sides. 

Sometimes they’re also called zrazy wieprzowe. They’re very similar to the roladki schabowe which are stuffed with cheese, onions, mushrooms, potatoes, eggs. 

What Other Fillings Can I use For The Roladki Wieprzowe?

Along with the bacon, carrots, and dill peppers, you can also add red or green peppers. Other combinations include:

  • cooked spinach and cottage cheese
  • kielbasa and onions
  • salmon 
  • horseradish 
  • boiled eggs and cheese
  • broccoli, red peppers, and onions
  • minced meat and onions
  • mushrooms and onions
Roladki Wieprzowe Polish Meat Rolls with veggies.
Thinly pounded ham with mustard and veggies

 

Roladki Wieprzowe Polish Meat Rolls before cooking.
Roll the ham around the veggies and bacon

 

 
Roladki Wieprzowe cooking in oil.
Fry the Roladki Wieprzowe in oil or bacon

 

Roladki Wieprzowe simmering in water.
Roladki Wieprzowe simmering in water

 

Roladki Wieprzowe Polish meat rolls in a black plate.
Roladki Wieprzowe Polish meat rolls are ready!

What To Serve Roladki Wieprzowe With?

Cover the roladki wieprzowe with the broth or sauce they were cooked in and serve. These Polish Meat Rolls go really well with:

  • kluski śląskie – Don’t they look yummy in the pic above?
  • kopytka dumplings
  • mashed potatoes
  • french fries
  • groats – buckwheat tastes best!
  • bread
  • boiled peas or corn

Tips for Making Polish Meat Rolls – Roladki Wieprzowe

Roladki Wieprzowe Polish meat rolls in a black plate.
Top with chopped parsley or cilantro!
  • Cover the meat with a plastic bag before hammering to prevent splatter. 
  • You can optionally coat the pork rolls in egg before frying. 
  • If you’re worried about the meat rolls unraveling, use a toothpick or string to hold them in place. Remove before serving!
  • Top with fresh cilantro or parsley, and serve with dips or mustard sauce!
  • If serving the roladki wieprzowe as an appetizer for a party, cut the rolls into smaller round slices and serve with sour cream or mustard sauce!

Frequently Asked Questions About Making Roladki Wieprzowe Meat Rolls

What Is The Difference Between Roladki and Zrazy?

Roladki and zrazy are similar stuffed rolls, but roladki are most often made with pork or chicken, while zrazy are traditionally made with beef. 

What Does Roladki Mean?

Roladki means roulade and refers to the rolled shape of the meat. 

Where Did Roladki Originate?

Roladki originated in the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania which was the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth somewhere between the 16th and 18th centuries.

Hence it’s very similar to the rolada slaska from Silesian Poland and the mušti suktinukai from Lithuania. 

What Spices Can I Add To The Roladki?

You can add any of these spices for more flavor:

  • rosemary and pepper
  • oregano and grated garlic
  • paprika

Do I Have To Cook The Roladki Wieprzowe In Water?

No, you don’t have to cook the Polish pork meat rolls with water. You can also use wine or broth for simmering. 

Roladki Wieprzowe Polish Meat Rolls Recipe

Roladki Wieprzowe Polish Meat Rolls Recipe

Roladki Wieprzowe Polish meat rolls in a black plate.

Roladki wieprzowe are traditional Polish meat rolls or pork roulades made of pork ham or pork chops with mustard and veggie sticks. First fried and then simmered, these wieprzowe taste really good with kluski slaskie. 

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs / 1.5 kg of pork ham or pork chops
  • 7 oz / 200g of slab bacon or sausage
  • 3 big carrots
  • 6-10 dill pickles
  • 1 bell pepper (optionally)
  • 1 leek
  • mustard
  • all-purpose flour
  • oil / lard
  • toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Wash the pork and slice it into thin cutlets.
  2. Pound the cutlets with a meat mallet until they are about 1/8″ thick. If you want to prevent splattering, put the cutlets in the plastic bag before pounding.
  3. Spread mustard on each slice of pork.
  4. Cut the bacon or sausage into bars.
  5. Peel the carrots. Cut all the veggies into sticks.
  6. Place one stick of dill pickle, bell pepper, leek, carrot, and bacon/sausage onto each slice of pork. Roladki Wieprzowe Polish Meat Rolls with veggies.
  7. Fold pork around the veggie and bacon stuffing. Starting with the narrower edge in. Fold the other end over the top. Secure the edges with toothpicks.
  8. Coat each roll with all-purpose flour.
  9. Fry the rolls with oil or lard, for about 2-4 minutes on each side.
  10. Place the rolls in a pot or heat-resistant dish. They should tightly cling to each other.
  11. Cover the rolls with water (they should reach about ⅓ the height of the meat).
  12. Simmer for about 1 hour until the meat is soft.

Notes

This recipe goes really well with kluski slaskie.

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