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Polish Noodles with Poppyseeds Recipe - Kluski z Makiem


Polish Noodles with Poppyseeds - Kluski z Makiem

Polish Noodles with Poppyseeds - Kluski z Makiem

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This recipe for Polish noodles with poppyseeds or kluski z makiem (KLOOSS-kee z MAH-kyem) is one of the traditional dishes served for wigilia or Christmas Eve dinner. The recipe varies by region. Some add nuts, candied orange peel, or raisins when it becomes kluski z makiem i rodzynkami (rraw-jin-KAH-mee). Modern families use purchased egg noodles and poppyseed filling, but many still make their own kluski and grind their own poppyseeds. This dish is often a substitute for kutia. Poppyseeds are always present because they represent wealth in the coming year.

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Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Soaking time: 12 hours

Total Time: 12 hours, 50 minutes

Yield: 6 servings Noodles w/ Poppyseeds


  • 1/2 pound poppyseeds
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 to 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped candied orange peel (optional)
  • 3 cups cooked egg noodles (use the width of choice), kept warm
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. In a large saucepan, bring poppyseeds and milk to a boil. Cover and let stand for 12 hours.

  2. Put poppyseeds in a sieve to drain off any liquid. Grind poppyseeds twice. Mix ground poppyseeds with honey, raisins, nuts and orange peel, if using. Transfer to a saucepan and heat through.

  3. Combine warm egg noodles with 2 tablespoons butter and poppyseed mixture. Serve hot as a side dish or dessert.
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