Małopolska Strząska – A Traditional Easter Dish

AuthorChrisCategory, DifficultyBeginner

You know a recipe is going to be good when you ask a friend for it, and he starts off with saying "you're not going to like it". Well, challenge accepted!

I first heard of this dish from one of my students in an IT company where I had English lessons for 20 years! I know! The task was that before Easter everyone had to bring an authentic recipe from their family and explain it to the group. We are a varied group. Me, their teacher, a woman from America. They, Polish men, IT specialists from different parts of Poland.

I brought my pickled egg recipe in keeping with my mission to spread this dish all across Poland. And one student brought this recipes, as he described it - "a Holy Mess, with vinegar". What a name and what a sense of humor! This dish can be called strząszka, but it also know as święcelina or świeconka. Be aware though the świeconka is the name for the blessed food from the Easter basket and święcelina in some regions is a soup.

This dish is said to originate in the village of Siedliszowice and served traditionally at the Easter breakfast. Besides being a Holy Mess (with vinegar), I suppose it could best be describes as a sausage and egg salad.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

Małopolska Strząska (small batch)
 5 hard-boiled eggs
 Easter basket meats - a link or 2 of Polish sausage, ham, boiled bacon
 3 tsp freshly grated horseradish
 2 tsp vinegar
 1 tbsp water
 salt and pepper

1

Peel the hard-boiled eggs and chop into pieces.

2

Take the sausage and other meats (optional) and cut into pieces or cubes. Mix with the eggs.

3

Mix a tablespoon of water with 2 teaspoons of vinegar and pour over the sausage and eggs. Add salt and pepper to taste.

4

Mix it all together and that's it, a "Holy Mess" with vinegar 😉

Enjoy and smacznego to you.

Ingredients

Małopolska Strząska (small batch)
 5 hard-boiled eggs
 Easter basket meats - a link or 2 of Polish sausage, ham, boiled bacon
 3 tsp freshly grated horseradish
 2 tsp vinegar
 1 tbsp water
 salt and pepper

Directions

1

Peel the hard-boiled eggs and chop into pieces.

2

Take the sausage and other meats (optional) and cut into pieces or cubes. Mix with the eggs.

3

Mix a tablespoon of water with 2 teaspoons of vinegar and pour over the sausage and eggs. Add salt and pepper to taste.

4

Mix it all together and that's it, a "Holy Mess" with vinegar 😉

Enjoy and smacznego to you.

Małopolska Strząska – A Traditional Easter Dish

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