How To Pronounce Paczki The Right Way
Today is Fat Tuesday and while much of the country will be looking for a baby in a cake, we here in Western New York will be downing delicious Polish donuts called Paczki. But are you saying it right?
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Paczki is deep-fried pieces of dough shaped into spheres, like a donut, and filled with cream or other sweet fillings. Paczkis are usually covered with powdered sugar, icing, glaze, or bits of dried orange zest.
Now ask anyone who isn't Polish how to pronounce "Paczki" you probably would get several different ways.
The correct pronunciation is (Ponch-Key). To make it simple, here is a quick meme to help you say it right.
Yep...just take the character "Ponch" from the TV show "Chips" and add the word "Key" to his name and you get the right way to say paczki! Nie Ma Za Co (That means Thank You in Polish by the way)
In Poland, Paczki Day is usually celebrated on Fat Thursday which is the last Thursday before Lent starts. Here in Western New York, we celebrate Paczki Day on Fat Tuesday which is today!
Growing up in West Seneca, it was always a tradition for my family to buy some Paczki and go over to my grandparents' home in Cheektowaga on Fat Tuesday. My grandma would make Polish Sausage for dinner and then everyone would enjoy a paczki for dessert.