Hey guys, welcome to our blog. Today we are featuring a delicious polish recipe called Zapiekanka. This dish dates back to 1970’s Poland, and is now a popular kind of street food with Zapiekanka stands throughout the country. Similarly we have hot dogs/taco stands that we frequent after a night on the town; In Poland, Zapiekanka is there ultimate drunk food craving. So, what exactly is Zapiekanka?
It’s an open-faced sandwich made of half of a baguette or other long roll of white bread, topped with sautéed mushrooms, cheese, and other ingredients (most commonly ketchup). Puts our hot dogs and taco stands to shame am I right? Nothing better than bread, cheese, and mushrooms to get the world to stop spinning.
Our variation of this recipe is fairly traditional with the addition of white onion and the usual cheese, mushrooms, and ketchup; pretty much how’d you get it back in the 70’s. The recipe has definitely evolved quite a bit since then. I’ve seen variations with mushrooms, cheese, and chives; and I’ve seen some with feta, chopped up meat, and peppers. The options are endless, and you can really have some fun customizing one for yourself.
We just love getting creative in the kitchen, and total bonus when there is a bit of history thrown into the mix as well. Sammy’s boyfriend, Steven, is of Polish descent which is where we got the idea to include this in the blog line up. He wanted to explore a bit of his culture and there is no better way to do that then with food.
That concludes our post for today. We hope you have learned something new, and enjoyed your time on our blog! Next up we have one of my favorite slow cooker recipes for a beef stew. Stay tuned for that, post will go live on Monday!
Quote of the Day: “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.