12 Traditional Polish Christmas Dishes (with Recipes)

A traditional Polish Christmas Eve dinner consists of 12 dishes: one for each month of the new year.  Most dishes are cooked specifically for this special day—and only once a year!

1. Oplatek (Christmas Wafer)

2. Red Borsch with Raviolis

3. Zupa Grzybowa

4. Fried Carp

5. Greek-Style Fish in Tomato Sauce

6. Herring in Sour Cream

7. Polish Cabbage with Yellow Peas

8. Polish Poppy Seed Roll

9. Cabbage with Mushrooms

10. Kutia

11. Polish Gingerbread

12. Christmas Noodles with Poppy Seed