A top Swiss chef in Warsaw unearths long-lost Polish countryhouse recipes.
Knuckle of Veal ... for four
Marinate the knuckles of veal with salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme and the crushed garlic for 24 hours. Cover in oil, add pimiento and bay leaves and roast for three to four hours in a low oven until the meat is tender. Finally, pour oil over the knuckles in the oven to make the skin crunchy.
Serve the knuckles of veal with rösti (potato pancakes), wood mushrooms fried in butter with finely chopped onions, and freshly chopped parsley.
Polish Carpaccio ... for four
400 g filet of beef (from the middle)
100 g mustard (preferably Dijon)
100g Oscypek cheese (smoked Polish cheese)
150g mixed pickles (if possible, made from home-made pickled garlic, cucumber and baby squash)
50g sunflower oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Coat the filet in mustard, marjoram, parsley, salt and pepper. Rest for 24 hours, then braise in a frying pan. Slice the cheese into thin flakes and leave to dry. Mix the sunflower oil with the lemon juice and put onto plates. Slice the filet thinly and arrange on the plates. Garnish with cheese and mixed pickles.