There are so many options and recipes. Many of them are handed down over the generations. These delicacies not only satisfy the hunger cravings, they also evoke feelings of nostalgia.
Many people associate kanapka with canapes. In a sense, this may be partially true since many people believe that this delicacy was inspired by the French. No matter what its origins are, kanapka is a must-have at any New Year’s Eve party.
Zapiekanka is another great bread-based Polish New Year’s food that is easy to whip up. Like kanapka this is also cheap and easy to make. The recipe uses a baguette and is baked which gives it the characteristic crunch.
No gathering in Poland is complete without pickled veggies. This is especially true during the winter season. That is why it should not surprise you that pickled vegetables are one of the top picks when it comes to Polish New Year’s Eve food to serve at parties.
Pierogi is something that no Polish party can take place without. These little Polish dumplings are well-loved. They do take a considerable amount of time to make but a seasoned pierogi maker can turn out dozens in no time.
One great aspect of making pierogi as Polish New Year’s Eve party food is the ability to make different types of pierogies without too much effort.
The Christmas and New Year season calls for a lot of baking in Poland. During this season you will see some really popular Polish cookies that are served. They also make a great albeit sweet snack for a Polish New Year party.
Polish pigs in a blanket is easy to make. This is especially true if you use store-bought pastry dough. If you choose to make the pastry dough at home, it will take a significant amount of time and effort.
Naleśniki and krokiety are two popular items at almost any New Year’s eve party. Naleśniki is a thin Polish crepe or pancake. These are served hot and are well received at parties because of the cold Polish winter.
The best part is that you can customize the Naleśniki recipe and serve it with either sweet or savory toppings.
Polish donuts are another really great option to have on your table as far as New Year’s eve party food is concerned. Unlike American donuts which are made with flour, Polish donuts are made with boiled and mashed potatoes and pumpkin puree. This gives the donut both a different texture and a taste.
Polish deviled eggs is a simple, quick recipe to whip up and serve for a New Year’s Eve part. The key ingredient to this recipe is perfectly boiled eggs. As with all deviled eggs recipes, the Polish deviled egg recipe that we use involves mixing the egg yolks with other ingredients. In Poland, popular options for other ingredients include mackerels, peas, spice, bell peppers, etc.
The Polish gyros salad is another great pick for Polish New Year’s eve party food. The salad is really pretty and is so colorful that it really attracts attention when placed on the table. An added benefit is that it is ultra-easy to prepare and can be made in under 20 minutes.
Polish bigos or hunter’s stew is probably one of the top attractions when it comes to Polish New Year’s eve party food. It is called hunter’s stew because it was traditionally made with game meat. This could be venison from elk, deer or wild boar.
Paszteciki are Polish meat pastries that are well-loved by everyone. The paszteciki z mięsem is a traditional minced meat pastry. This is made with a yeast-based dough which complements the minced meat filling perfectly. They can be served either hot or cold.
Another great easy-to-make salad that is popular at Polish New Year’s eve parties is salatka jarzynowa. It is an authentic Polish vegetable salad that is actually present at almost all celebrations. All you need for this salad is a few vegetables, eggs, mayonnaise salt, and pepper.Another reason why this salad is popular is that you can use almost any vegetables you have at hand. It makes the ingredients easily accessible and cheap.
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