DOWNTOWN — How are you going to say “paczki” when you go to order them this Fat Tuesday? Pots-key, paz-eck-e, pus-kee?
Hopefully, none of the above.
You should be saying “paczki” like “pownch-key,” which is how the word is pronounced in its native Poland. It turns out that’s a little hard for Chicagoans to say, though, so we talked to an expert to show us how to say “paczki” correctly.
Watch the video to see how Chicagoans say paczki:
Paczki are filled doughnutlike pastries made to be particularly rich. They are often covered with powdered sugar or icing. They are the centerpiece of Fat Tuesday.
They’re also a popular treat in Chicago.