Sunday, February 21, 2016

Chow Down to Eurovision 2015 - Poland

Dobry wieczór we have arrived at the penultimate country for Chow Down to Eurovision 2015, Poland.

I'm a big fan of mushrooms so always happy to add mushroom recipes into the Chow Down, sadly AB isn't a fan but does suffer through bravely. 

When I heard about Zapiekanka I thought AB likes toast and cheese so 2 out of 3 aint bad and it was on it's way to represent Eurovision food for Poland.

I also had a moment of delight when I was listening to Reckoning* by Magda Szubanski & there was a passage about her queuing for hours for hot dogs in Poland only to get to the front of the line to be given mushrooms in a bun and I thought I know this dish!  

Magda also suggested the dish for Chow Down to Eurovision 2014 so it felt strangely right there an unknowing connection this year. 

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Zapiekanka -Mushroom cheese toast
  • 1 baguette about 30cm 
  • 4-5 large mushrooms
  • 1 small brown onion
  • 1 rasher bacon (optional)
  • 2 handfuls grated cheese
  • Tomato sauce or sriracha
  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Roughly chop mushrooms
  • Finely chop onion
  • Thinly slice bacon rasher
  • Saute mushrooms, onions and bacon in a fry pan till golden and softened
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Cut the baguette in half and place on lined baking tray
  • Butter baguette and cover with mushrooms mix
  • Cover with cheese and bake for 10 minutes
  • Serve with tomato sauce or sriracha for the bearded hipsters in the group

This year's Eurovision was the most inclusive for people with disabilities and now that the "magic bridge" has been crossed I hope it leads to further participation in the future.
Monika Kuszyńska sang In The Name Of Love for Poland and after coming 8th in semifinal 2 finished 23rd in the final.

Previous Chow Down to Eurovision Poland:

1 comment:

  1. I'm a big fan of mushrooms too. In fact, I have already selected my Swedish dish for this year and it will be a mushroom dish. cheers!