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A close relative of pierogi, or filled dumplings, placki ziemniaczane are an affordable staple of Polish cuisine.

As Barbara Rembiesa-Carter, president of the Polish American Society of Charleston, would surely attest, families have varied topping traditions.

Sugar, lemon and sour cream is one popular combination, but yogurt, salmon and applesauce are among the many other choices.

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Food editor and chief critic

Eating all of the chicken livers just as fast as I can.