Ready the buns and break out the cheese cause this kitchen's gone Polish with a German flair!
Get ready for a great game day recipe! Football season is nearly upon us my dears.
Tonight I'm making kielbasa (and hotdogs for the kielbasa haters) my way:
I like to cook it low and slow all day in sauerkraut (I like the Boars head brand) and whatever good beer is in season. Today I chose Sam Adam's Latitude and basic Budweiser to round out the Latitude's "hoppiness.*"Then I add one red apple slice to cut the "intense-ness" of the sauerkraut, just like my Mom does and her Mom and Baba (Polish nickname for Grandma) before her. My sister-in-law also requested a few potatoes be added, so in they went, quartered. It cooks almost like a Polish version of a seafood boil. Just throw it all in the pot!
Next, bring it all to a boil: if cooking on the stove top, for about 20 minutes,
or high heat around 400 in an oven for a few hours,
or high on your slow cooker for a few hours (this is the option I chose today.)
(Use what's easiest for you, use what you have.)
Then once properly heated through switch everything over to low heat. Gently simmer, stirring occasionally throughout for a few more hours. Low and slow my friends, low and slow.
(My giant slow cooker brimming with tasty goodness in the making.)
I generally simmer mine for 6 hours total: 2 on high and the rest on low.
It's a simple and delicious meal that is not labor intensive despite its low and slow-ness. Perfect for a game day now that football is so nye**!
Also, because sometimes it's really all just about the meat n' pataytas.
*Auto correct kept wanting to change this to "happiness." Coincidence? When it comes to beer, I think not...
**Old timer speak for near, gotta keep the vocab up peeps!
(Photos and recipe by Krista Carson.)