Lenten Cabbage with Mushrooms

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Lenten cabbage with mushrooms is in Poland usually served on Christmas Eve, but it is also popular dish during Lent. Healthy, sour – enjoy!

Lenten cabbage with forest mushrooms served on the plate with rye bread.


  • 0,7 kg/ 1,5 lb sauerkraut
  • 50 g/ 0,1 lb dried forest mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • salt & pepper

Put dried mushrooms into the water for the night for rehydration. The next day cook them for 20 minutes.

Cut sauerkraut roughly, place in the pot, add water in which mushrooms were cooked. Put on the fire, bring to boil and simmer.

In the meantime chop onion and saute on 3 tbs of rapeseed oil. Add to sauerkraut and simmer for 30 minutes.

Check every few minutes, stir, refill water if necessary. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.

After 30 minutes lenten cabbage with mushrooms is ready. Serve it with good rye bread and butter.

For more Polish Wigilia dishes check this link: http://cookinpolish.com/tag/christmas-eve/.

Enjoy! Smacznego!

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3 thoughts on “Lenten Cabbage with Mushrooms”

  1. Władysław Łoś

    Lent is “Wielki Post” – “Great Fasting” of forty days, before Easter. Before Chrisytmas there is Advent. So “lenten” cabbage on Christmas Eve sounds rather funny. The culinary symbols of lent are herring and żur.

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