Silesian cuisine

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search

Silesian cuisine is an umbrella term for all dishes with a specific regional identity belonging to the region of Silesia. It is a subtype of Polish and German cuisine with many similarities to neighbouring local cuisines.[1]

List of Silesian dishes

  • Żymła - a well-baked bread roll, oval with a division in the middle, topped with poppy seeds, similar to Austrian Kaisersemmel.
  • Kluski śląskie (Silesian dumplings) - round shaped dumplings served with gravy, made of mashed boiled potatoes, finely grated raw potatoes, an egg, grated onion, wheat flour and potato flour.
  • Rolada z modrą kapustą (rouladen with red cabbage) - best-quality beef-meat roll; stuffed with pickled vegetable, ham, and good amount of seasoning; always served with red cabbage (with fried bacon, fresh onion and allspice); traditionally eaten with kluski śląskie for Sunday dinner.
  • Szałot - a salat made of squares of boiled potatoes, carrots, peas, ham, various sausages, pickled fish, boiled eggs, bonded with olive oil or mayonnaise.
  • Kaszanka/Krupniok/Grützwurst - kind of blood sausage made of kasha and animal blood.
  • Żymlok - like krupniok but instead kasha there is bread roll (żymła).
  • Wodzionka/Brotsuppe - soup with garlic and squares of dried rye bread.
  • Siemieniotka/Hanfsuppe - soup made of hemp seed, one of main Christmas Eve meals.
  • Knysza - pita bread with meat and lots of cabbage.
  • Moczka/Motschka - traditional Christmas Eve dessert, its main ingredients are: gingerbread extract, nuts and dried fruit, strawberry compote and almonds.
  • Makówki/Mohnklöße - traditional Christmas Eve dessert,many elaborate recipes possible; based on finely ground poppy seeds, with raisins, almonds, candied citrus peels, honey, sugar, pudding, and flavoured with rum. Decorated with fingers of crumbling.
  • Hauskyjza - strongly-flavored, home-made cheese with carawey seeds
  • Kopalnioki - hard candies made of sugar, anise oil, and the essences of St John's wort, melissa, peppermint. Its black colour comes from charcoal food dye.[2]
  • Streuselkuchen/Kołocz śląski - made of a yeast dough covered with a sweet crumb


  1. Harald Saul: Familienrezepte aus Schlesien. Geschichten und Rezepte aus alter Zeit, Leipzig 2003, ISBN 3-89798-088-6
  2. Szołtysek, Marek (8 October 2010). "Śląskie kopalnioki". Dziennik Zachodni. Retrieved 8 August 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>