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Name of this particular Polish sausage


melbel Activity: 2 / 4
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28 May 2009  #1

I live in Northwest Indiana, a large Polish community and in stores they sell this sausage simply called "Polish sausage." It looks like Bratwurst and has a similar texture, but tastes way better (In my opinion.) It contains various spices and seasoning including garlic.

Anyway, my dad travels a lot and says he can't find Polish sausage anywhere else he goes. When he visits his sister he has to bring some down with him in a cooler because she misses it so much. It is even sold in the chain grocery stores around here like Kroger, but isn't sold in Krogers in other areas.

I know that the term kielbasa is a really vague term meaning really just any kind of Polish sausage, so I want the specific name of this particular type of sausage. Anyone know?

I've included a picture. This is what it looks like cooked. It is a pale color when it is uncooked... like a brat, actually.


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gumishu Activity: 10 / 4,184
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28 May 2009  #2

Bratwuerste I know are quite pale (they are not smoked) and the only Polish kielbasa I know to look similar is 'biala kielbasa' "white sausage" - but as far as I can tell they don't add garlic to white sausage (at least where I live)

what you got here on picture is to my guess a batch of fried smoked sausage - there are numerous types - but most do contain and taste strongly of garlic
pawian Activity: 127 / 6,582
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28 May 2009  #3

I know that the term kielbasa is a really vague term meaning really just any kind of Polish sausage, so I want the specific name of this particular type of sausage. Anyone know?

I am afraid you won`t get a good explanation. There are various kinds of sausage made from different recipes. Each producer names its kind like they want. It is impossible to guess the name just looking at the sausage.

It is the same with beer. Show someone a glass of beer and ask them to guess its name.

I am sorry, I can`t help you.

But I can show you the sausage called wiejska -( country), or swojska- home made.

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Switezianka Activity: - / 463
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28 May 2009  #4

melbel,
have you got a pic of that sausage, but not grilled? The one you posted is grilled and it's really hard to say.
plk123 Activity: 8 / 4,171
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29 May 2009  #5

it's just polska kielbasa... is it kowalski's from MI?

the length isn't really "polish" per se..
atrida Activity: - / 7
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30 May 2009  #6

it's just polska kielbasa

No, my friend... Not "just" a kie³basa. It's ZWYCZAJNA! :)
Did you know that kaszanka is a sausage?
plk123 Activity: 8 / 4,171
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30 May 2009  #7

It's ZWYCZAJNA!

lol

and yes, kiszka comes in a sausage form.. sometimes..
Specjalista Activity: 3 / 43
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23 Apr 2012  #8

Merged: Sausages!

Hello,

I was talking to my girlfriend who is a yorkshire pudding lover and telling her I'd make her toad in the hole... but then I remembered that Polish sausage and English sausage aren't exactly the same. Is there a type of sausage I could buy in Poland which would be good for this?

Thanks in advance!

p.s. here's toad in the hole for those who have no idea what I'm on about!

TITH

TITH

p.p.s

No sausage jokes! We've heard them all before! ;)
jon357 Activity: 55 / 10,764
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23 Apr 2012  #9

n I remembered that Polish sausage and English sausage aren't exactly the same. Is there a type of sausage I could buy in Poland which would be good for this?

Not exactly, but it works with kielbasa biala better than any other.
beckski Activity: 12 / 1,619
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23 Apr 2012  #10

here's toad in the hole for those who have no idea what I'm on about!

The sausage in the pic almost resembles Bratwurst. I say, take your pick of many of the delicious types of kielbasa available.
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23 Apr 2012  #11

It's definitely not Bratwurst! It's a standard English pork sausage!
jon357 Activity: 55 / 10,764
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23 Apr 2012  #12

. I say, take your pick of many of the delicious types of kielbasa available.

It's traditional British sausage which has a much lower meat content and much more cereal to absorb the fat and give a lighter texture. When using a Polish sausage, the important thing is that it isn't hard or too fatty. It wouldn't work with Krakowska, Jalowcowa or even Wiejska. You could do it with Kaszanka, however it would have to be chilled when it went in the pan and the taste would be very different to the authentic Toad in the Hole. I've found that Biala is the least inauthentic.
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23 Apr 2012  #13

I'll try that then! Thanks for your help everyone!
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23 Apr 2012  #14

but then I remembered that Polish sausage and English sausage aren't exactly the same. Is there a type of sausage I could buy in Poland which would be good for this?

english sausages are very different, closest i can think of are bialy sausages. for toad in the hole, you dont need sausages with lots of herbs, garlic etc. make sure when you pour the batter over the sausages, the oil is very hot. do not open oven door or your yorkshires will sink.hope your girlfriend enjoys.btw, you will need to make gravy as well. toad in the hole with no gravy masakre!!
jon357 Activity: 55 / 10,764
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24 Apr 2012  #15

I'll try that then! Thanks for your help everyone!

Try adding some chopped onions (to the very hot roasting tin) a few minutes before pouring in the batter. Yorkshire style, and always goes down well in Poland. It also helps offset the dense texture of the kielbasa! BTW, don't be tempted to use those sausauges they sell in packs for barbecues. I tried that once and they are just too thick.
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26 Dec 2015  #16

Merged: Where to find this kind of Polish sausage?

We use to go to "Markowycz's European Sausage" in Detroit to get our Christmas and Easter sausage. They closed down and now we can't find a replacement. All the ones we have tried are way to greasy and have a bad odor to them i can't describe. Markowycz's sausage always had a fresh smell and smooth taste. We always got the chunky style. If any know what this type is called and where to get it(even if it has to be shipped in) I would love it. Here is a picture of what i'm talking about. Note how the color is not brown at all like most Polish sausage i've seen.


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