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Aug 20, 2009 04:58 PM

Polska Kielbasa

I picked this uo by mistake. Would anyone have any idea's as to what I can do with it? What can I put it to cook it. I've never eaten it before. TIA

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  1. There are many ways to prepare it. The easiest and simplest is to treat it like a hot dog and eat as such. If you picked it up by mistake, it is most likely a commercial variety that would be a good hot dog sub...

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    1. re: hankstramm

      I like to braise it with beer and onions.

    2. Saute the kielbasa with cabbage...there's a great recipe on epicurious for smothered kielbasa...wait, let me see if I can find it...yep...this is really delicious, speaks more of autumn to me than summer but the kielbasa and cabbage together are super:

      1. Grill it until the casing splits and the outside is a nice charred brown. Slice to length and throw it on a grilled sesame seed bun with caramelized onions and yellow mustard. Eat it outside on a nice August evening with a glass of homemade lemonade.

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        1. re: RealMenJulienne

          I agree with grilling it, but not until it splits. When it splits all the juices escape and a lot of the flavor is therefore lost. Grill it slowly, very slowly, until it plumps and is well browned. Serve it in a bed of sauerkraut, with mashed potatoes, on a simple hotdog bun, sliced on rye bread with a good German mustard, etc. If you grill them slowly (you can use a good cast iron skillet if you don't have a grill) and reserve the juices in the case, the wonderful surprise with the first bit when it's served in a hotdog bun is a slice of heaven.

          1. re: todao

            I slice into 1/2 inch slices and then in half to a half moon shape and saute with ham for the meat in red beans and rice.

        2. Fry up the sliced kielbasa in a skillet before preparing your favorite eggs.

          1. google recipes for lentil and sausage stews, and use the kielbasa as the sausage - very yummy!

            I also like to grill it as others have suggested.