Poland tasted bitter defeat this evening with a whacking 3-0 loss against a rampant Columbian team who have really bounced back after the disappointment of their shock defeat to Japan in their opening Group H match.
The Bialo-czerwoni are now out of the tournament with one match remaining, so the Polish fans may need some comfort food like tonight’s fried World Cup Dinner to softern the blow!
Originally I had planned on making ‘Bigos’ for my Polish World Cup Dinner. It’s a hearty Hunter’s Stew, which sounds really tasty, but I thought it sounded a bit heavy, so instead decided to go with a more everyday meal Kotlet Schabowy, a breaded pork cutlet which is found in almost all Polish Restaurants.
It’s super tasty, and probably my favourite World Cup Dinner so far, though I really love Eastern European food, so always happy to try some out.
I got a lot of the ingredients at the See Woo supermarket up at Saracen Street in Glasgow, which has a really great Polish section with great stuff like polish bread and pates.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 4 boneless pork chops
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup golden bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- Pound the pork flat, about until they are around 0.5cm thick
- Season the flattened chops with salt and pepper
- Set up three plates- plain flour in the first, beaten eggs in the second, and breadcrumbs in the third.
- Cover pork cultet with flour, then dip both sides in egg, then bread crumbs
- Repeat with the remaining cutlets
- Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high heat
- Add cutlets to the pan.
- Cook about 5 minutes and then turn to cook the other side
Serve with potato salad, sauerkraut and a wedge of lemon.