Top 7 Savory Roulade Recipes

A roulade is a French word for something that is rolled and can refer to a thin piece of meat, poultry or fish that is spread with a filling and then rolled up, tied and cooked. A dessert roulade, often called a Swiss roll, on the other hand, is made with sponge cake and filled with whipped cream, pastry cream, ganache and sometimes fruit. This list is a selection of Top Eastern European Savory Roulade Recipes.

  • 01 of 07
    Beef Roulade
    Beef Roulade. © Michal Kram / Getty Images

    Polish beef roulade or zrazy (ZRAH-zih) is a very common main course offering dating to 14th-century nobility. There are myriad varieties with just as many different fillings, including mushrooms, sauerkraut, herbs, breadcrumbs with horseradish, among others.

  • 02 of 07

    Hungarian Stuffed Beef Roulade Recipe - Husos Tekercs

    Hungarian Beef Roulade with Boiled Potatoes and Green Beans a la Polonaise
    Hungarian Beef Roulade with Boiled Potatoes and Green Beans a la Polonaise. © Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Hungarian Stuffed Beef Roll or Husos Tekercs (literally rolled meat) is a prime candidate for economical cuts of beef because it's braised until fork-tender on the stovetop. This dish is stuffed with ground pork and hard-cooked eggs -- a favorite in Hungarian cooking.

  • 03 of 07

    Polish Chicken Roulade Recipe - Roladka Drobiowa

    Polish Chicken Roulade or Roladka Drobiowa
    Polish Chicken Roulade or Roladka Drobiowa. © Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This recipe for Polish chicken roulade or roladka drobiowa (roh-LAHD-kah droh-BEEOH-vah) is from chef Halina Piedziak of Pałac Łochów in the Polish village of Łochów. Łochów Palace is a renovated manor house on a beautiful property and was one of the stops on my tour of the Mazovia region with Poland Culinary Vacations. Chef Halina stuffs her chicken roulade with prunes and bacon and wraps them in bacon before deep frying.

  • 04 of 07
    Polish Cod Fillet Stuffed with Mushrooms
    Polish Cod Fillet Stuffed with Mushrooms. © Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This mushroom-stuffed cod fillet is a perfect example of modern Polish cuisine or Mo-Po that can be seen in higher-end restaurants throughout Poland. If cod isn't available, haddock will do, as long as it's at least 1-inch thick and 8 to 10 inches long.

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  • 05 of 07
    Polish Crab-Stuffed Salmon Pinwheels or Zrazy Losos i Krab
    Polish Crab-Stuffed Salmon Pinwheels or Zrazy Losos i Krab. © Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This recipe for Polish crab-stuffed salmon pinwheels or roulade is known as zrazy losos i krab. Crab and other shellfish are common along the Baltic Sea coast where this dish is enjoyed.

  • 06 of 07

    Croatian Zucchini Roulade Recipe - Brz Slijed Tonova Od Tikvica

    Croatian Zucchini Roulade
    Croatian Zucchini Roulade. © Barbara Rolek

    This Croatian zucchini roulade recipe, or brz slijed tonova od tikvica, makes a tasty appetizer or main course offering. It's filled with seasoned ground meat, sauce and topped with cheese. 

  • 07 of 07
    Ham Roll-Ups
    Ham Roll-Ups. © Getty Images

    While this is theoretically a cold (unbaked) appetizer, it is also considered a roulade. Thinly sliced Polish ham is rolled around pickles, asparagus spears, cheese slices or whatever your heart desires.