Place of originPoland
Main ingredientsUnleavened dough
Variationsmushroom, minced meat

Uszka or vushka (Polish: Uszka, Ukrainian: Вушка, Belarusian: Вушкі) (meaning "little ears") are small dumplings[1] (a very small and twisted version of pierogi) usually filled with flavourful 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[citation needed], and are either added to the soup, or eaten as a side dish.[2]

Uszka in traditional Polish barszcz

In various languages, they are called[citation needed]:

See also


  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.
  2. ^ Wirkowski, Eugeniusz (1988). Kuchnia Żydów polskich. Wydawnictwo Interoress. ISBN 83-223-2227-5. OCLC 989778031.