Smoked Polish Sausage - serving ideas

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by polishfiance, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. polishfiance

    polishfiance Newbie


         This site is amazing! I had a quick question for the pros.  We are hosting an engagement BBQ in a few weeks, my fiance is Polish.  My dad loves smoking sausages and is hoping to cater to the tastes of the new side of the family.  Any suggestions on serving ideas, we are hoping to keep it authentic so the Polish folks know that we are trying our best:)

    Thanks in advance for any ideas!

  2. couger78

    couger78 Smoking Fanatic

    I've been to several family get-togethers with my Polish inlaws and any time kielbasa is on the menu (practically every time!) its usually served sliced and mixed with sauerkraut, (sometimes mixed with apples & onions), sprinkled with caraway.

    Start with some GOOD authentic kielbasa, use a good-quality sauerkraut (jar, not canned), sliced & cooked pippin apples & onion for sweetness. mix together & sprinkle liberally with caraway seed!  smaczny posiłek!

    serve it up with some potato & cheese (or cabbage) pierogis & you're there!

    Easy to make ahead, keeps well & is gone in no time!

    Last edited: Jun 24, 2011
  3. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You made me hungry you 100% right potato's ,sauerkraut with small Pisces of bacon (kostica) and pierogi and  Naleœniki - omelettes stuffed  


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  4. polishfiance

    polishfiance Newbie

    Thanks so much! I am hungry just thinking about them.  I really appreciate the advice and I am sure my dad will too[​IMG]   I will definitely be back to the site when I have a little dough to spend and start smoking my own.

    Thanks again

  5. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    kielbasa sliders..............A slice of kielbasa with some cheese or whatever you want in between two saltine crackers.....................

    raptor700 made these


  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It all sounds good. Let us know how it goes with Q-view of course!
  7. kielbasa kid

    kielbasa kid Smoke Blower

    ZIMNO NOGIE SWIN. Show them what a real man eats.  My family would hit the pan like hogs to a trough. Smoke them first, for that added touch of refinement. It's "pinky out" food.
  8. stanjk

    stanjk Smoke Blower

    You can try this as a side with Kielbasa

    Cabbage and Noodles (Haluski)

    1/2 pound egg noodles, boiled
    4 tablespoons butter
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 onion, large, chopped
    1 pound cabbage, shredded medium
    1 tablespoon caraway seeds
    1 pint sour cream (optional )

    Saute the garlic, onions and cabbage in butter until the vegetables are limp. Add 1 tablespoon caraway seed and salt and pepper to taste. Pour vegetables over noodles.
    Stir in 1 pint or more of sour cream.
    Serve with sausage and bread.
  9. billsfan53

    billsfan53 Newbie

    The above recipes are awesome .
    We also do Italian , polish and smoked
    Kielbasa cut diagonally with a dipping
    4 parts ketchup
    1 part mustard
    Few good dashes hot sauce
    And horseradish to taste
    And don't forget the beer
    Dry mustard mixed with a little
    Warm flat beer makes a hot dip
    For pretzels
    You have to use flat beer or
    It will foam
    A little beer goes a long way
    So start with a Tbl spoon of beer
    Them mustard powder and mix till it looks
    like mustard
    It is hot but great with pretzels
  10. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I posted a recipe in the Veggies forum in the thread called "Saurkraut with Bacon".  This will be excelent for a side with polish or kielbasa. I was born in Germany and this was served on brats and polish there in Octoberfest along with a side dish for lots of meals. Reinhard
  11. donr

    donr Smoking Fanatic

    Probably not authentic Polish (especially with the jalepeno) 

    Bagged refrigerated saurkraut

    Pound of bacon cooked crispy

    diced onion

    garlic minced

    3-4 thinly sliced jalepenos

    Smoked sausage

    Char sausage over wood fire

    Combine everything into a dutch oven

    Simmer for 2 hours

    Buns are optional
  12. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I get home made sausages and brats down the street at an old school butcher, he has these jalapeno sausages also which i cooked this last weekend.   The don't have cure in them but i'll cold smoke them for a couple of hours and then hot smoke them @ 225-250.  Some of the best tasting juiciest sausages i've had...cold smoke them prior even if they don't have cure as long as you get them past 135-140 in 4 hours. 
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2013
  13. clipol

    clipol Newbie

    Mmm…you made me hungry [​IMG]

    I can confirm these are authentic Polish dishes…yummy ;P
  14. Sliders? I always thought that was crackers and cheese and meat.  Crackers, I use bacon or my favs, vegetable thins, yummy.
  15. skully

    skully Meat Mopper

    why not lookup a eastern european grocery/deli/butcher store in your area and head down and buy up allot of diff. meats/cheese and such??? 
  16. stanjk

    stanjk Smoke Blower

    Don't forget some good rye bread, and a good mustard ; some Golabki (stuffed cabbage rolls) on the table wouldn't hurt either. [​IMG]  
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2013
  17. I like to throw some smoked polish in a pot of fresh green beans in the summertime .............[​IMG]
  18. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    A good Rye bread, mustard, garlicky Polish Sausage, topped with a slice of swiss cheese, a slash of kraut , then cut into to pieces and and a Polish Dill pickle on the side. :) Yummy ![​IMG]
  19. clipol

    clipol Newbie

    You forgot to mention about cucumbers in brine ;D
  20. debbie easton

    debbie easton Newbie

    Can You please  send me recipe for this kielbasa as I just joined this site. I want to try to make kielbasa . Thank You,   Debbie [​IMG]

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