What is a polish tuna patty called?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by ctmom05, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. ctmom05

    ctmom05 Member

    My co-worker shared a simple recipe with me, it sounds like "froshky." It is tuna mixed with cracker crumbs and a beaten egg, and then sauteed in a little oil or butter.

    I was trying to find a recipe but can't seem to spell the name of this dish correctly; can anyone help with this?
  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sounds like a salmon patty except using tuna.
  3. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I'll ask my neighbor Iwona, from Poland.
  4. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Tunczyk Paszteciki - Tuna Patty in Polish
  5. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    In German and in Yiddish, it's a "latke". Latkes are basically anything chopped up, formed into a patty and fried. We're probably most famous for our potato latkes which are traditionally served during Chanuka.
  6. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I was waiting for the punch line...and then to find out you were looking for a recipe...
  7. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    Lol, me too! Then I was afraid someone was going to complain about ethnic jokes...
  8. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    Polish Koletki?
  9. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Could be "Koletke". That could easily be the root word behind "Latke". German does have it's share of eastern European words, and Yiddish certainly has more than it's fair share.
  10. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Maybe "piroshki" -- just a wild guess, but I think I've heard that word somewhere.

    I'll take potato latkes, fresh and piping hot from the frying pan. Thank you.

    Love, Esther
  11. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Esther, if you make the potato latkes, I'll bring the sour cream, LoL...actually, husband came up with a version made with shredded potatoes and zucchini of all things. They were wonderful. We used to eat them right off the paper toweling they were draining on. Just let them cool enough to eat without burning your mouth.
  12. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Piroshki, or pierogis are more like stuffed dumplings.
  13. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Iwona says there's no polish dish with Tuna... Sorry.