How to Make a Lazy Semi-Polish Dinner


| 7/5/2016 1:29:00 PM


Tags: kielbasa, Polish cooking, breakfast, hashbrowns, recipe, Cattle Cait, Michigan,

This is an exciting, easy dish to use to dupe your friends into thinking that you can cook exotic and delicious things. I dumped this one on my roommates last second, and they tolerated it with sub-par enthusiasm, but at least they sort-of picked at it. I, personally, absolutely loved it.

First off, you'll need to gather the things. I have to tell you that, having grown up in a Polish family in a Polish-strong part of the country, it was pretty annoying to have to hunt for decent sauerkraut and kielbasa that isn't from Hillshire Farm. I settled on a jar of domestic kraut, ugh, and the dreaded HF beef kielbasa. It isn't as good as our homemade pork kielbasa, but it did the job. That's probably why it didn't end up as fabulous as I had hoped.

IT WAS BETTER.

Just kidding, but I'd give it an 8.5. I impressed myself.

But seriously, here's the ingredients you'll need to make the best lazy Polska-esque dish ever:

2 things of kielbasa, or Hillshire Farms' imitation of kielbasa, which is essentially a hot dog in the shape of a horseshoe
1 jar of kraut, preferably imported but do what you can
1 pre-packaged, styrofoam-wrapped container of pre-cut sweet peppers and onion from the deli (you could also get sweet peppers and onion yourself and cut them, if you have the sort of excessive leisure time for such things)
1 fat potato
some oregano
some salt
some pepper
some EVOO
vodka (Sobieski, or Stoli if you live in a region that lacks quality alcohol. Down here in south Georgia, I'm stuck with Popov)




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