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ANYBODY MAKE HOME-MADE KIEŁBASA?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
30 Aug 2009 /  #1
Just wondering if anyone on PF makes their own Polish sausage. If so, would you care to share your recipes and techniques?
jump_bunny 5 | 237  
30 Aug 2009 /  #2
My dad does. It is really quite impressive how he wakes up early in the morning, kills the pig and then prepares the meat for 2 days.
Molly Malone  
30 Aug 2009 /  #3
Polonius, once you kill the pig the rest will obviously be a piece of cake. I hope you are an early bird.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
31 Aug 2009 /  #4
I am an early bird but lack a pig to butcher.
polkamaniac 1 | 482  
31 Aug 2009 /  #5
Here we don't kill the pig---We got to the store and buy the front or rear shank of the pig.Like,it's real cheap and not as messy.We only make enough for a few weeks.I mean,How much kielbasa can you eat at one time ????I find that too much of a good thing at one one time turns you off it, even though it's really good !!!!
pgtx 30 | 3,156  
31 Aug 2009 /  #6
Just wondering if anyone on PF makes their own Polish sausage.

yes...

would you care to share your recipes and techniques?

no...
Lir  
31 Aug 2009 /  #7
How much kielbasa can you eat at one time ????I find that too much of a good thing at one one time turns you off it, even though it's really good !!!!

You cannot be serious LOL or you are not Polish then ?

:)
Molly Malone  
31 Aug 2009 /  #8
I don't believe anyone here makes kiełbasa.
To make the genuine top quality thing you need a smokehouse and special kinds of wood.
I can understand your idea though, the "Polish" sausage they sell in the States is disgusting. companies which call it "Polish" should be sued.
Lir  
31 Aug 2009 /  #9
I don't believe anyone here makes kiełbasa.

LOL! Whatever made you think that?

I just tried making some vegetarian burgers from a new recipe and they were a disaster grrrr..........wonder whther it is worth all the effort of following your recipe only for it <maybe> to end in disaster ?

Why on earth try to make your own when many shops have perfectly good kielbasa anyway ?

:)
ShawnH 8 | 1,507  
31 Aug 2009 /  #10
vegetarian burgers

Sorry LIR, that was destined for failure from the start. Nothing like good old fashioned beef in a hamburger!

Why on earth try to make your own when many shops have perfectly good kielbasa anyway ?

Some people aren't so fortunate as to live close to a Polish Deli. When you need your fix, you need your fix!
Molly Malone  
31 Aug 2009 /  #11
Yes, a vegetarian burger is a perfext oxymoron.

If Polonius lives in the States I can imagine why he misses the real kiełbasa.

Honestly, I can't wait to hear from Polonius how dramatically he failed in making kiełbasa, but as they say, it is not the goal itself but the effort you pur into accomplishment of the goal that gives you satisfaction.

And he doesn't have to butcher a pig, what a relief.

I keep making szarlotkas (Polish apple pies), which are consistently hopeless, but I never give up.
Tonight I am making apple pie from pears. I wonder if anyone came up with this idea before me.
OsiedleRuda  
31 Aug 2009 /  #12
Tonight I am making apple pie from pears. I wonder if anyone came up with this idea before me.

Not quite an apple pie then, is it? lol
Molly Malone  
31 Aug 2009 /  #13
what can I say? it is just like apple pie, but there are no apples. Same as veggie burger :)
ShawnH 8 | 1,507  
31 Aug 2009 /  #14
I keep making szarlotkas (Polish apple pies), which are consistently hopeless, but I never give up.

Well, we are interested in food here, too.

I am sure a szarlotka substituting apples for pears would be good. Let us know how it turns out! Oh, and be sure to take lots of pictures.
helena - | 3  
1 Sep 2009 /  #15
My mom makes kielbasa. she only uses pork,salt,pepper, and garlic for seasoning. Adds some water to the meat insterd of ice cubes. When we lived in Poland there was no ice or electricity in our village. Hope this helps.
jump_bunny 5 | 237  
1 Sep 2009 /  #16
Here we don't kill the pig---We got to the store and buy the front or rear shank of the pig.

Guess what, somebody has had to kill that pig first.

I don't believe anyone here makes kiełbasa.

I'll try to take the pictures next time my dad does!
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
1 Sep 2009 /  #17
No, I never made my own kiełbasa, but my late Polish grandmother in Hamtramck used to do. It was the hand-cut kind and was it ever good! I also had an uncle that did. But there are Pol-Ams all over the States at present who make their own sausage, usually around Christmas and Easter.

BTW my Hamtramck babcia used to bake pear pies. There was this huge pear tree in her back garden that had gone wild and produced brick-hard pears. But they were great in pies. Apple & pear (50-50 or so) ones are also good. A dash of nutmeg instead of cinnamon is recommended.
Molly Malone  
1 Sep 2009 /  #18
It's too late now. I baked my pear pie it with cinnamon - but thanks for the tip :)
ShawnH 8 | 1,507  
1 Sep 2009 /  #19
I'll try to take the pictures next time my dad does!

Get some of those film maker friends to document it. It would make a great movie!
Roberta - | 17  
1 Sep 2009 /  #20
Hi Molly Malone,

Yours is the exact recipe we use here for fresh kielbasa....and it is terrific!! Thanks for the smoked version recipe. We have a smoker we have never used, but intend to.

My husband's father is from Poland and he is the one who taught my husband to make the kielbasa. It's a very easy recipe. We make it around Christmas and Easter time.

We live in Michigan, USA.
Molly Malone  
2 Sep 2009 /  #21
Hello Roberta and you are welcome :) I am happy about Polish traditions surviving abroad.

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