Make sure to use small potatoes instead of baking potatoes. Serve with grilled sausages or with any beef or chicken dish.
Charring bell peppers over a flame before stewing them gives a smoky flavor to bigos, a Polish stew of chicken, bacon, and kielbasa.
There are many versions of Stuffed Cabbage Rolls and recipes very depending on European regions. This is my mother’s Czech cabbage roll recipe that always brings me back to my childhood.
I grew up eating Rye Bread, lots of it! It’s hard to find good Rye Bread these days unless you’re lucky enough to live near a Central European bakery. Homemade tastes better anyway, so here is a straightforward recipe that’s actually pretty easy. Serve it with jams, as sandwich bread, or cut into little triangles for a holiday platter. The possibilities are endless.
I grew up eating this Czech cake, which was often filled with a layer of poppy seeds. I’ve left out the poppy seeds, but you may add them if you want to.
Occasionally I have a deep need to eat the foods that I grew up on. Growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska there were basically three ethnicities, German, Czech, and Russian. I grew up in the Czech community, but to be honest German, Czech, and Russian food is pretty much the same. My mother made this Pickled Red Cabbage recipe. I loved it as a child and I still love it today.
Another Czech dish that I grew up eating was Veal Goulash. Perfect for these cold winter nights.
Growing up Czech, pickled herring was a big part of our diet. My mother even used to eat it right out of the jar. My Herring Salad in Cream Sauce is an excellent little dish that’s perfect for all seasons.
I grew up in a Czechoslovakian community in Lincoln, Nebraska where much of our diet consisted of sausages and sauerkraut. Sometimes I get a serious craving for the type of food I grew up on. Here is an easy winter dish that will satisfy your family and warm up their tummies.