|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22g||29%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||26%|
|Total Carbohydrate 57g||21%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||30%|
|Total Sugars 28g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||3%|
|*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 and kept warm
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup raisins, optional
1/2 cup almonds, chopped, optional
1 tablespoon chopped candied orange peel, optional
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
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.