Chrzan Polish Horseradish


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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 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.