17 August 2013 / 1 Comment


Polish traditional cuisine is full of paradox…
Russian pierogis is the most popular Polish dish and surprisingly it doesn’t come from Russia.In Russia the same pierogis are called Polish 😉  Ukrainian Borscht has nothing in common with Ukraine, nor Greek-style Fish with Greece.In Hungary nobody has never heard of Hungarian Potato Pancakes,of course because it is 100% Polish dish.Not to mention Breton Beans that is not known in France at all 😉 Where are ALL these names come from then???It’s a mystery….. 😉

Leczo is also one of the most popular dishes in Poland but it originally comes from Hungary.It is very thick and chunky stew,in Poland often served with pieces of saussage,but I much preffer the vegetable version.



Serves: 4


4 shallots,cut in halves or quarters
4 garlic cloves
large courgette,yellow or green( around 400g),chopped
100g yellow beans,cut in halves
100g green beans,cut in halves
125g mushroom,chopped
1 yellow pepper,cut into stripes
1 red pepper,cut into stripes
2 tins of chopped tomatoes
freshly grounded sea salt
freshly grounded black pepper and mixed pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
fresh flat parsley,chopped


1.Heat a couple spoonfuls of olive oil in a deep pan.Squash garlic cloves using a wooden spoon and put into the pan.Add shallots and mushrooms,stir-fry for a couple of minutes.Add chopped tomatoes and bring it to boil.Now add beans and cook for around 10 minutes.After that time add peppers and courgette and cook for another 10-15 minutes,until all veggies are soft.

2.Season with salt and pepper and add chopped parsley.

1 Comment

  1. Pierogi ruskie come from Red Ruthenia (Ruś Czerwona, region on the border between Poland and Ukraine), not from Russia, and they probably should be called ruthenian, not russian.

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