|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 6 servings (6 portions)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 29g||37%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||30%|
|Total Carbohydrate 78g||28%|
|Dietary Fiber 10g||36%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This recipe for Polish noodles with poppyseeds or kluski z makiem (KLOOSS-kee z MAH-kyem) is one of the traditional dishes served for wigilia or Christmas Eve dinner. The recipe varies by region. Some add nuts, candied orange peel, or raisins when it becomes kluski z makiem i rodzynkami (rraw-jin-KAH-mee). Modern families use purchased egg noodles and poppyseed filling, but many still make their own kluski and grind their own poppy seeds. This dish is often a substitute for kutia. Poppy seeds are always present because they represent wealth in the coming year.
- 1/2 pound poppy seeds
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 to 1 cup honey
- 3 cups egg noodles (cooked, kept warm; use the width of choice)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Optional: 1/2 cup raisins
- Optional: 1/2 cup almonds (chopped)
- Optional: 1 tablespoon candied orange peel (chopped)
In a large saucepan, bring poppy seeds and milk to a boil. Cover and let stand for 12 hours.
Put poppy seeds in a sieve to drain off any liquid.
Grind the poppy seeds twice.
Mix ground poppy seeds with honey, raisins, nuts, and orange peel, if using. Transfer to a saucepan and heat through.
Combine warm egg noodles with 2 tablespoons butter and poppy seed mixture. Serve hot as a side dish or dessert.