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Bologna & onions in Poland?



Polonius3 1,019 | 12,575    
24 Jul 2010  #1

Bologna & onions has long been a family supper favourite in a blue-collar town like Detroit. Is mortadela the closest thing they've got in Poland to American bologna (pronounced: (baloney)?


polkamaniac 1 | 482    
24 Jul 2010  #2

mortadela is Italian----I would think that "metka" would be pretty close except that you spread it on a slice of breab
MareGaea 29 | 2,770    
24 Jul 2010  #3

Is mortadela the closest thing they've got in Poland to American bologna (pronounced: (baloney)?

Hm, I think luncheonmeat and Spam comes closest to Bologna as in the American sense. We in NL have it too, we call it "Boterhamworst" (Sandwich-sausage)

Don't know if they have Spam and Luncheonmeat in PL, though.

>^..^<

M-G (yay!)
Lyzko    
24 Jul 2010  #4

Nou, MareGaea, hoe heet 'uitsmijter' in 't Pools?-:)) lol

I'm not even sure in English, but I will say I never thought to look for American-style sandwiches in Poland. Actually, 'sendwiczki' do exist, but rarely if ever on any luncheon menu I saw. If at all, then more as 'kanapki' (canapes).
lowfunk99 9 | 383    
24 Jul 2010  #5

Kawalski Garlic Ring Bologna fried with onions and potatoes.
beckski 12 | 1,619    
25 Jul 2010  #6

Bologna & onions?

I remember my daddy would slice ring bologna and deep-fry it. Didn't see him adding any onions though. The meat tasted similar to fried hot dogs.
OP Polonius3 1,019 | 12,575    
25 Jul 2010  #7

Bologna & onions are fried in a frying pan. I doubt if metka would fry up too well.
Magdalena 3 | 1,838    
25 Jul 2010  #8

Re. spam - mielonka is what you're after. One of the cheapest and possibly nastiest processed meats out there - though if you've ever camped out in your youth you're liable to get a crazy hankering for it sometimes ;-)
OP Polonius3 1,019 | 12,575    
30 Jul 2010  #9

American ring bologna (in SE Michigan Kowalski's is best!) is similar to Polish mortadela or the serdelek as regards the very finely minced meat filler is liogner, say 15-20" or more. It is sliced into rings and fried up with sliced onions. Ketchup is the usual condiment. Spam, Treet et al are vaguely similar but bologna is more finely minced and is not tinned. With a glass of cold Stroh's it isn't half bad.
Magdalena 3 | 1,838    
30 Jul 2010  #10

Kiełbasa parówkowa then?
MareGaea 29 | 2,770    
30 Jul 2010  #11

Lyzko

U is Nederlands?

Anyway, Mortadella: looks the same as baloney, tastes virtually the same as baloney, sounds a bit nicer than baloney and costs about 4 times as much as baloney :)

*Boterhamworst*

By the way, what is "Bacon" called in Polish?

>^..^<

M-G (yummy!)
Stu 12 | 523    
30 Jul 2010  #12

By the way, what is "Bacon" called in Polish?

Try "bekon" ... :D.
MareGaea 29 | 2,770    
30 Jul 2010  #13

"bekon"

Duh :) Isn't there a Polish word for it?
nunczka 8 | 459    
30 Jul 2010  #14

One of the cheapest and possibly nastiest processed meats out there

Lol! For your information. Spam was created during WW2.. Canned, the shelf life was great. America fought WW2 with spam. We had it every day.The British would give their right arm for a can of spam, after existing on Bully Beef. The Germans aquired a taste for it too. Many freed Slavic prisoners were gratefull too. I still eat spam today.. I like it.
Magdalena 3 | 1,838    
30 Jul 2010  #15

Duh :) Isn't there a Polish word for it?

That's the Polish word for it! Ever heard of something called "borrowings" in a language? ;-p

I like it.

I like it too, but let's be honest - it IS a nasty processed meat in a can. ;-)
nunczka 8 | 459    
30 Jul 2010  #16

What can be nastier than Charnina or zimne nogi .. But they are badzo smaczne
Magdalena 3 | 1,838    
30 Jul 2010  #17

I guess to me the "nasty factor" of spam lies in the fact that it's basically bits and pieces of ground meat and probably other stuff too, of unknown origin and age ;-) AND it's canned, AND it's cheap.

Whereas in dishes like the above, you are perfectly cognisant of what you are eating and how it was prepared. BTW, I have never had czernina ;-)
OP Polonius3 1,019 | 12,575    
30 Jul 2010  #18

Something like parówkowa indeed.
GypsyMagick 1 | 4    
18 Aug 2010  #19

Kawalski Garlic Ring Bologna fried with onions and potatoes.

My Mother makes this.
YUMMMY
Patrycja19 63 | 2,703    
18 Aug 2010  #20

Bologna & onions has long been a family supper favourite

of course it is, that was one of our favs, my mom would put it on rye and mustard
even though ketchup was the usual, mustard was just as tasty.

we had hotdogs and beans too with onions.. I dont think we ever had many meals
where onions werent included.
mafketis 16 | 4,826    
18 Aug 2010  #21

Mortadella has the same basic taste and consistency of American Baloney.

The big difference is that packaged baloney is usually sold already thinly sliced while mortadella sits in a large ..... stick? roll? and sliced per customer order. I had a friend who would fry thick slices of mortadella in an egg and flour mixture, can't say I cared for it.

Spam is more like konserwa turystyczna or mielonka.
polkamaniac 1 | 482    
18 Aug 2010  #22

Then you wanna try bologna on one slice of bread and processed cheese on another slice.Put them both in the oven on grille till cheese is melting and then put them together,add your favourite condiment--i.e.mustard ,onions,peppers,etc.This is one good tasting sandwich!!!!
deeinflorida    
4 Dec 2010  #23

Our family has always sauteed sliced onions slowly until well cooked, then added ring bologna and ketchup. Then we allow that to simmer together for an hour or more. Is that a Polish dish anyone's ever heard of? I was looking for a name. It's so good!
fka Ciszewski 1 | 7    
9 Jan 2011  #24

To Deeinflo rida:

My mother also used to fry bologna w/onions and she used to let it sit. Seems the longer it sat the more the onion-flavor soaked in.

.....and when it came to Spam....my mom used to make Spam sandwiches for my dad, or she used to fry it in a pan, because back then, Spam was the "poor man's sandwich meat." Now, it's not called that anymore because the "poor man" can't afford it!!!

Times sure have changed!!!
delphiandomine 87 | 15,729    
10 Jan 2011  #25

Is that a Polish dish anyone's ever heard of?

No. It's an American dish.
tmyc - | 1    
28 Dec 2015  #26

Merged: Fried Ring Bologna, Onions, Green Pepper, & of Course Ketchup

I made some of this the other day. I was thinking of my Mom & Dad. A Little Oil, Butter (Margarine Later in the 60's), Sweet Onion, fried slowly in the pan. After the Boloney was lightly fried, in came the ketchup. I've posted a couple pics of the dish. I've added the Green Peppers. My mom would never have added the green peppers. I hope you enjoy this and thanks for letting me post this, and help relive some old memories.

flickr.com/photos/area53/23920674602/in/dateposted-public/

flickr.com/photos/area53/23716245250/in/dateposted-public/
dolnoslask    
28 Dec 2015  #27

Could you tell me what is Boloney I have heard about it (American?) Is it like polish Kielbasa ?
OP Polonius3 1,019 | 12,575    
28 Dec 2015  #28

Kielbasa

It's closer to mortadela. Bologna & onions slathered with ketchup is typical American working-class fare.
dolnoslask    
28 Dec 2015  #29

Thanks Pol3 I will give this a try, a friend of mine has invited me to his place in italy next year so I will buy some mortadela.
mafketis 16 | 4,826    
28 Dec 2015  #30

Bologna & onions slathered with ketchup is typical American working-class fare.

Maybe in the desolate North...... never came across it in the South or Plains states (parts I know best). Hmmph, Yankees.... what won't they eat?




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