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|Alternative names||Gołąb or Hulupki|
|Place of origin||Poland|
|Main ingredients||Cabbage, pork, beef, onions, rice|
|Cookbook: Gołąbki Media: Gołąbki|
Gołąbki [ɡɔˈwɔmpki] is a cabbage roll common in Polish cuisine made from lightly soft-boiled cabbage leaves wrapped around minced pork or beef, chopped onions, and rice or barley, which are baked in a casserole dish.
Gołąbki is the plural of gołąbek, the diminutive of gołąb, meaning "pigeon", referring to the fist-sized or smaller roll's shape.
Polish myth holds that the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, Casimir IV, fed his army with gołąbki before a key battle of the Thirteen Years' War outside of Malbork Castle against the Teutonic Order, victory stemming from the strength of the hearty meal.
Gołąbki are also referred to as golombki, golumpki, golabki, golumpkies, golumpkis, gluntkes, or gwumpki. Similar variations are called holubky (Slovak), töltött káposzta (Hungarian), holubtsi (Ukrainian), golubtsy (Russian), balandėliai (Lithuanian), Kohlrouladen German (or sarma a Turkish loan-word, commonly applied to some South Slavic versions, particularly in the Balkan region), kåldolmar (Sweden, from the Turkish dolma). In Yiddish, holipshes, goleptzi golumpki and holishkes or holep are very similar dishes. They are also referred to as "piggies in a blanket" among the Slavic people who settled in the mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
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