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A while back I told you about a Polish bakery that sells some of the best cakes I’ve tasted in a long time. (If you missed it you can find it here… trust me, it will make your mouth water!) Well, now I’ve found somewhere that does some pretty amazing traditional style Polish food. Polish Village Meals offer home cooked style dishes from Sauerkraut stew to dumplings, it’s cooked and ready for you to heat up at home. Now traditional Polish food is pretty new to me so it’s great to try something different. I love trying out knew dishes, especially from different cultures and countries. I had no idea what to expect when I opted to try some of these Polish Village Meals, but I wasn’t disappointed.
Some of the key things that come to mind with the Polish Village Meals food are that its full of flavour, fresh, easy, quick and the portions are HUGE! First of all I tried the Pierogi dumplings. The first I’d heard of Pierogi was when one of my best friends Katie told me they were her fave thing to hunt down in Canada and have with sour cream. So I felt somewhat OK with eating them. I knew I had two options, to either fry them off with a little oil or boil them a bit like ravioli. I opted to boil them first. The best thing about Polish Village Meals is that they are super quick to heat up. 5 minutes does the trick and it says this on most of the heating instructions on the packaging. Which was useful for me or I would have had to google how to cook some of this stuff. I really love the soft flavour of the Pierogi and I tried some more after throwing them on a hot pan and loved how they crisped up. The cheese and potato worked well, soft, creamy and full of flavour.
Next up I tried the pancakes. Now they were completely knew to me and from the texture of them I wasn’t sure how they would taste. They were lovely! A really savoury dish. The fillings I tried were spicy chicken, onion and vegetables. The second pancakes I had were stuffed with spinach and cheese. These just had to be cooked on a hot pan for a few minutes. I did do them a little longer and made sure they were warmed all the way through. Once again, the flavours were great. Especially the spicy chicken. They were fresh and had a firm texture, not soggy at all which I was glad about as I was a bit worried. Obviously my idea of a pancake is complete different! These were lovely and would make a great lunch at work or part of a dinner.
Lastly I tried the breaded chicken breast topped with mushrooms, cheese and peppers. This was firstly packaged so well. It was in an airtight plastic sealed type bag and it was incredibly fresh. I once again cooked this on a hot pan for a few minutes until it was a little crispy. I was expecting this to be a bit greasy but it really wasn’t. The chicken was fresh and so were the toppings. There was a hint of seasoning too which is always a good thing in my book.
I feel like Polish Village Meals are a great alternative to the standard ready meal. These taste like fresh, almost home made traditional meals and theres something about that which no frozen ready meal can give you. Plus, with celebs such as Mick Jagger being fans of the brand, well, obviously I have good taste. I’ll definitely consider buying and eating from these lovely people again. As a new mum, time is precious so meals like this are a life saver. Then again, they’d be the same if I was at work. Quick, yummy food that’s freshly made. They get a thumbs up from me!