Polish Pork Stew with Kluski Śląskie

Yesterday I cooked Polish Pork Stew with Kluski Śląskie. Silesian Potato dumplings are on the official list of traditional food of Silesian voivodeship. They are easy to prepare and delicious. A pork stew with sauce will make the serving complete, as the sauce is gathering in a dumpling’s hollows and stores the taste:)

Upper Silesia is located at the South of Poland and usually is associated with coal mining. There are many industrial cities, that eventually grew up into a big metropolis. Silesian dialect is hard to understand by other Polish people, that there are debates to recognize it as a different language.
l invite you to try Silesian cuisine.

Polish Pork Stew with Silesian Potato Dumplings served on the plate.

Ingredients:

  • 1,4 kg pork/ 3 lb (I used ham)
  • 2-3 onions
  • 2 peppers (I used red and yellow – for colors)
  • 2 carrots (for crispiness)
  • 1 -1,5 l meat/vegetable stock (you can prepare it yourself: chicken stock)
  • ground paprika, salt and pepper
  • 2 pieces dried mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup sweet cream
  • 1 tbs butter (optional)

Dice pork in a medium size pieces. Shortly fry them from all sides, add paprika and place in a big pot. Add diced onions, dried mushrooms and fill with the stock. Put on a low heat and simmer for 1,5 hour.

In a meantime add diced carrots and peppers. Season with salt and pepper.

Check every several minutes. Add some more stock if necessary. Meat should be more less covered with a sauce. Bear in mind that onions and vegetables will also give their liquids and make sauce thicker.

At the end of cooking add sweet cream and butter. They will make the stew smooth.

Serve with barley or Kluski Śląskie: Silesian potato dumplings:) Mmm, yummy:)

Kluski Śląskie:

Ingredients:

  • 0,7 kg/2 lb cooked potatoes
  • about 0,25 kg/ 0,5 lb potato starch
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ts salt

Mash or ground baked potatoes. Once they are cool, place potatoes in a bowl, divide them into 4 parts. Take one part away and put potato starch to fill the empty place. Add the missing part of potatoes, an egg and salt and mix all. I used hands to make a dough smooth.

Roll in hands small balls (golf balls size) and make a hollow in it. I used the other part of wooden spoon, but the smallest finger can be used as well:)

Boil the water, add salt. Place Kluski into boiling water and turn the heat to the minimum. Let them cook for 7 minutes from the moment they float on the top.

Everyone will love your Polish Pork Stew with Kluski Śląskie.

Polish Pork stew in the big pot.
Kluski śląskie ready to be cooked.
Kluski śląskie/ potato dumplings being cooked.
Polish Pork Stew with Silesian Potato Dumplings served on the plate.
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