New Polish Section at Tesco: Pierogi & Smetana

Last week I happened across the new Polish section in Tesco on Queensway.  Tesco has always supplied some Polish goodies (depending on the store) but this was very much a new and improved section with all manner of sausages, hams, cheeses etc.!  Now while I am a real advocate of real food rather than ready meals and ready-prepared food but I thought I’d try out a couple of packets of pierogi (Polish dumplings) and a small tub of Polish smetana (sour cream).

Pierogi and Smetana at Tesco

The pierogi is available with meat, cheese or cabbage fillings.  My favourite has to be the cheese. The meat tastes a little too generic and I’m just not a fan of cabbage.  Add the pierogi to boiling salted water, when the first pierogi begin to rise to the surface, cook for 1 minute and then serve.  I like to put a little melted butter over the top.  For non vegetarians a little crispy bacon could be added.  Alternatively, top with a few breadcrumbs toasted in butter.  Delicious, if not particularly healthy!

Pierogi with Smetana, Tesco

I have no idea why but East European smetana (sour cream) always tastes differently to the sour cream normally available in the UK so this little tub was a real treat!

Go get yourself some Polish delights now!

Tesco

Pierogi with meat £1.40

Pierogi with cheese £1.40

Smetana £0.78

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