Zwyczajna Kielbasa – Simple Sausage

Craving a hearty, flavorful dish without the fuss? Look no further than Zwyczajna Kielbasa, the “Simple Sausage” that’s anything but ordinary!

This traditional Polish smoked sausage is full of flavor and produced with only a few essential ingredients. Regardless of your level of experience in the kitchen, this recipe is ideal for quickly preparing a dish that will impress your guests.

Learn the secrets of Zwyczajna Kielbasa, become an expert at a basic recipe, and discover all the different ways you can eat this adaptable sausage!

Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat

Salt18g3 tsp
Cure #12.5g1/2 tsp
Pepper2.0g1 tsp
Coriander0.5g1/2 tsp
Garlic3.0g1 clove

Instructions To Bake

Step 1 – Grind lean pork through a 1/2” (12 mm) plate.

Step 2 – Grind semi-fat pork with a 3/8” (10 mm) plate.

Step 3 – Grind pork with connective tissue with 1/8” (3 mm) plate.

Step 4 – Using a food processor emulsify pork with connective tissue adding 35-45% (90 ml, 3 oz fl) of crushed ice or cold water. Add cure #1 and spices when emulsifying.

Step 5 – Mix/knead ground pork adding salt until sticky. Add emulsified pork and mix again.

Step 6 – Stuff into 32 mm hog casings. Form 5-6” (12-14 cm) links leaving them in a continuous coil.

Step 7 – Hang for 30-60 minutes at room temperature.

Step 8 – Apply hot smoke for 100-120 min until casings develop a light brown color.

Step 9 – Cook in water at 80° C (176° F) for 30 min until the sausages reach 68-70° C (154-158° F) internal temperature.

Step 10 – Immerse (or shower) in cold water to cool sausages to 12° C (53° F) or lower. Keep refrigerated.

*Note – Marjoram may be added at 0.5 g per 1 kg of meat (optional).

Zwyczajna Kielbasa is incredibly flavorful and simple to prepare, making it a kitchen mainstay. Light the burner, gather your preferred sides, and relish the flavor of this priceless Polish dish. Just keep in mind that this recipe is only a starting point; feel free to experiment with other herbs, spices, and cooking techniques to create your special version of the traditional dish.

Zwyczajna Kielbasa is sure to please you whether you’re hosting a festive party or just having a simple evening supper. Thus, give up on complication and embrace simplicity since this “Simple Sausage” is everything from typical!

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