Chrzan Polish Horseradish

Beetroot and horseradish dip (Khreyn)
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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups (32 servings)

Chrzan, made from horseradish root and vinegar, is an important part of Polish Easter meals, or anytime and baked ham are served.

With today's food processors, homemade chrzan is a snap to make.

When grated beets are added, chrzan becomes ćwikła


  • 1 pound horseradish root (peeled and grated)
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix all ingredients until well combined.

  2. Pack into a clean, sterilized pint jar. Store refrigerated for up to 2 weeks or freeze.