Saturday, December 26, 2009

Polish Beef Rolls

125. Our family Christmas dinner was with a Polish flair. My mother shared this recipe with me several years ago and it has become a family favorite. And, as all family recipes, they vary with each cook.

This recipe of beef rolls are called "Zrazy Zawijane". Although very close to the Italian Braciole, this recipe is very tasteful and a wonderful main entrée.

You can find a large variation of recipes for this dish, such as:

My mother's recipe is very different indeed.

Zraz Zawijany (Polish Beef Rolls)

Top Round sliced very thin in 4 x 8 pieces
salt and pepper
celery, chopped
onion, chopped
parsley, chopped
1 egg, beaten
day old bread, crumbled
olive oil

Sauté celery, onion and parsley in olive oil till tender.
Season with salt and pepper. Cool. Add bread and mix together. Toss as you drizzle egg over all.
Place beef flat, spooning small amount of filling over center.
Roll tightly,
dredge in flour and sauté in olive oil turning to brown.
Transfer to a baking dish.
Make a gravy of the pan drippings and pour over meat in dish. Cover with foil and bake in 350〫. Bake for 1 hour or till meat is tender.

Wesołych Świąt...Merry Christmas!


"Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month,
that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day;
and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it;
for mirth is also of Heaven's making."
~Leigh Hunt

1 comment:

Linda said...

Love this post! Thanks for the most delicious recipe - I can't wait to try it. Being that our family heritage is German/Polish and part of our original family still lives in Sierakow, Poland, I'm always fascinated by all things that bring to mind our heritage. I love to learn to cook the various meals that my Grandparents might have prepared in the old country. :)

I also adore the beautiful quote that you shared.

I hope you had a blessed Christmas and that your New Year is filled with much joy.

Kind regards,
Linda in Illinois

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