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Uszka na talerzu.JPG
Place of origin Poland
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Unleavened dough
Variations mushroom, minced meat
Cookbook: Uszka  Media: Uszka

Uszka (meaning "little ears" in Polish) are small dumplings[1] (a very small and twisted version of pierogi) usually filled with flavoursome wild forest mushrooms and/or minced meat. They are usually served with barszcz, though they can be eaten simply with melted butter and herbs (usually chives) sprinkled over. When vegetarian (filled only with mushrooms or onion) they are a part of traditional Christmas Eve dishes in Poland[1] and Ukraine, and are either added in the soup, or eaten as a side dish.

Uszka in traditional Polish barszcz

In various languages they are called:

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  1. ^ a b Strybel, R.; Strybel, M. (2005). Polish Heritage Cookery. Hippocrene Books. pp. 226–228. ISBN 978-0-7818-1124-8. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 48°04′27″N 22°51′26″E / 48.07417°N 22.85722°E / 48.07417; 22.85722