Fried carp is one of, if not *the* most traditional of dishes in .

Which is pretty funny, considering:
a). obviously Christmas is a thing;
b). carp for Christmas was introduced and promoted by the regime as a way of dealing with fish shortages (carp is cheap);
c). this scheme was cooked up (ha!) by a Hilary Minc, a communist minister, who happened to be Jewish.

A proper Catholic Communist Jewish tradition! Gotta love conservatism.

Merry GravMass, people!

@rysiek my gma would make that classic orange fish dish for xmas as a kid. I unserstood it to be polish / lithuanian but I believe it is a Greek dish actually.

@mooog it's called "Greek fish", and as far as I know Greeks have no knowledge of it.

Same with "pierogi ruskie", "Russian" dumplings. Russian cuisine has no such dish.

No clue why we Poles name dishes this way.

Oh, the orange fish dish is called this way? Fwiw, the most common orange one here is the sea bream :)

@dimitrisk @mooog well, the fish itself is not orange. It's just covered in a bunch of vegetables (including plenty of carrot) that makes the *dish* look orange. 😸

Sorry, I fail at communicating lately.

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