The “Polish Special” Hero Sandwich


by: FoodTruckChamp

A delight for lovers of Polish sausage and Delicatessens, done up NY style no frills, all thrills in a Hero! :) Variations of this sandwich exist in many polish markets simple and effective, all you need is your favorite Polska Kielbasa, bread and some toppings for this tasty favorite. This is my preferred preparation of the classic!


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serves: 2

16 oz Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked

16 oz baguette or any italian bread

6 oz Swiss Cheese

8 oz Sauerkraut

6 oz dill pickle

4 oz Onion

6 oz Dijon Mustard

Nutrition Facts
The “Polish Special” Hero Sandwich

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories: 1569

  • Total Fat: 75.2 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 31.5 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 237 mg
  • Sodium: 6007.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 145.4 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 13.7 g
  •     Sugars: 10.9 g
  • Protein: 78.9 g

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1.  Chop up a small onion, then slice your Kielbasa in half and once again Lengthwise, each half will comprise one sandwich. Heat your Kielbasa over a low to medium flame paying close attention to how well done you would like it. While that is cooking, Take a small saucepan and heat up your sauerkraut, heat it in the vinegar it comes packaged in, do not rinse or dilute it as you do not want to compromise it's flavor.

2.  As the sausage and kraut are heating, take your finest Italian bread, Usually a 16 oz bread is 16 inches giving you enough for 2

3.   sandwiches. Slice the loaf in half, then once again lengthwise but not all the way through so that your bread may flap closed. Spread the horseradish mustard. at this point, your Kielbasa is ready, Place it on your bread, put a heap of hot Kraut on your sandwich. then place three slices of Swiss cheese on each sandwich, it will melt over the kraut and Kielbasa. Raw onions go over the melted cheese, and finally the pickle(Chips or slices will do, I prefer sandwich length slices but to each his own :) ) You flap the bread closed and your sandwich is ready! Time to feast!

Cooks' note:
This is just my simple take, feel free to experiment and make it your own. it's sort of like a polish Reuben and this sandwich works very well with a warm buttery garlic bread or a marble rye should you have a bakery that makes it locally. Optional extras are Yellow pepperoncini rings or sliced Jalapenos for a bit of extra kick. Enjoy!

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