Chrusciki – A Buffalo Polish Tradition
It has been said that 1 in 3 people in the Buffalo area have a Polish connection. Polish roots run very deep here in Buffalo. Because of our large Polish population, most of us have been exposed to Polish customs and food. Although, I am not Polish, my wife is and over the years my mother-in-law has exposed me to delicious Polish food. I am a very lucky guy in that respect.
This Sunday, we are having our traditional Easter dinner at my house. The main course will be ham with a lot of the usual delicacies. There is one in particular that I bought last night and that is Chrusciki. If you've never had them before, they are light fried pastry cookies topped with powdered sugar. Chrusciki are also known as angel wings and are always served at Polish weddings and holidays. Talk to any Polish person here in Buffalo and I am sure they will tell you how much they love Chrusciki. I know I do!