Cold cuts plate on a Polish table Posted by Kasia on Jul 23, 2020 in Countries, Culture, food
You will find this staple on Polish table literally any time of the day: during breakfast, lunch or dinner! Looking beautiful, tasty and such a versatile dish – no matter how you want to taste what’s on it.
It is very simple, yet elegant. Plate full of cold cuts (wędliny), often with different cheeses (sery), lettuce (sałata) and pickles (ogórki kiszone), is definitely something that tourists visiting Poland will remember for a long time. I guess you can call it “the charcuterie plate of Poland”!
You will see it quite often served with breakfast (śniadanie), along with eggs (scrambled or hard boiled), fresh crispy bread and fruit/vegetables. You can either make a sandwich (kanapka) out of the cuts or just have it on a plate along with vegetables, eggs, cheese, etc.
During lunch it is often the same, as well as during dinner. You will also see it at parties (przyjęcia), weddings (wesela) and other gatherings (spotkania).
Most like likely cold cuts plate will include szynka (ham), kiełbasa (sausage), boczek wędzony (smoked bacon), kaszanka (blood sausage), salami (salami), kabanosy polędwica (smoked high quality pork) and often parówki (high quality, delicate hot dogs) and kabanosy (dry, smoky pork).
You will also see different cheeses, lettuce, radishes and olives on the plate! Almost every wedding (especially in the smaller towns and villages) has a special plate (often a rustic looking cart) where you can taste all kinds of different , home made sausages, hams, cold cuts, lard and pickles! Delicious!
Always fresh, delicious and so great any time of the day!
What is your favorite wędlina?
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