About the Recipe
Is there such a thing as a Polish breakfast at all? Looking at other countries, we could take something from each one. Polish breakfast mostly includes cereal, an open sandwich with a slice of cheese, ham and tomato or cucumber. On weekends I remember having eggs and "parówki" (hot dog). With every breakfast there is a beautiful fresh bread, some butter and almost always cottage cheese or farmers cheese spread with vegetables.
This simple spread has infinite possibilities. The classic version, called GZIK, originated in two provinces of Poland - Wielkopolska and Kujawy. It is based on a farmer's cheese - in Polish called biały ser, or twaróg, mixed with sour cream or yogurt. For additional flavor, in Poland we add everything for radishes and chives to tomatoes and cucumbers.
GZIK is not only eaten for breakfast but the more traditional way is to put it on top of
a loaded potato - Pyry z Gzikiem.