2) Meatless dishes: Meat is not served on Christmas Eve in Poland. On the table, you will discover mainly fishes, soups (mushroom, beet), numerous meals made from potatoes, sauerkraut, mushrooms, dried fruit compote. The most typical „ Christmas” fish is carp- prior to Christmas, you can buy in lots of markets a live carp. Poles keep live carps swimming in the bath for couple of days and eliminate it on the day of Christmas Eve. Carp can be served fried, baked or in jelly kind.