The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage

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2008/02/19 05:54:24 (permalink)

The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage

Growing up in a big Polish neighborhood in New Britain CT, kielbasa was the standard fare for many holiday meals. Brand names like Martin Rosols, Janiks, to name a few are the ones I remember. Living in Wisconsin for a short while gave ma a chance to try more german style sausages, but the New England kielbasa was the best.
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    wheregreggeats.com
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/02/19 07:25:27 (permalink)
    Blue Seal is the standard in western Massachusetts ... although there are a number of small shops that make their own and are superb.
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/02/19 08:30:50 (permalink)
    I guess you know that you can get fresh as well as smoked Kielbasa. We use to get the fresh for our restaurant....Looked just like fresh Italian sausage except made with different seasonings. We put it on the char-broiler and served it on a hoagie with mustard and sauerkraut.
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/02/19 21:35:50 (permalink)
    This stuff is widely regarded by many as the best "Kilbo," certainly in eastern PA. Around holidays like Easter and Christmas, the customers are literally standing on the street waiting to get in to buy the stuff. Take a look at the products offered. They make snack sticks and lunchmeat out of the kielbasy as well as the prized smoked or fresh Kilbo. I've eaten my share over the years and it is top notch. Pardon the music.

    http://www.kielbasy.net/
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/02/20 10:14:23 (permalink)
    Kielbasi from Bukowiec Meat Products Inc., Springfield, N.J., widely available in Central N.J. supermarkets.

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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/03/17 16:21:58 (permalink)
    Been making my own for a while and it is equal to or better than any I've had commercially. While technique is important, the ingredients are simple and the slow 6 hour smoke process with real wood turn out a consistently good product. I like it garlicky so fresh garlic is a must.
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/03/17 16:37:25 (permalink)
    Walt's Food Market in Old Saybrook, Connecticut has some of the best fresh kielbasa I've ever eaten. My daughter used to run into Katharine Hepburn in Walt's quite ofen.
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/03/18 14:07:07 (permalink)
    I agree that Kowalonek's (kielbasy.net) is some of the best I've ever had. I made a side trip there a couple of years ago during a pizza trip I took to Old Forge Pa.
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/03/18 14:13:47 (permalink)
    Have no idea what the name of the place was but my wife is from Detroit and we were visiting her parents some years back (Her maiden name was Przedwojeski)(I like to kid my wife by telling anyone who will listen that the only reason she married me was to shorten her name.) so we went to get a load of kielbasy for dinner. The place smelled wonderful. In fact we froze a bunch and took it back to San Diego. I have never had better. That even includes smoked Elgin sausage.
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/03/18 14:50:27 (permalink)
    Generally, Phoenix AZ is a wasteland for finding good European ethnic foods but this place is an exception. Stanley's Homemade Polish Sausage Company was founded in 1963 and was the first Polish deli in the metropolitan Phoenix area. At present, Stanley's is still the only exclusive location in the valley where you can find homemade Polish sausage made fresh daily. http://www.stanleys-sausage.com
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/03/18 14:58:20 (permalink)
    Can anyone recommend the components of a Good Polish Easter Dinner Menu that would include Kielbasa???
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/03/18 15:17:29 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Foodbme

    Can anyone recommend the components of a Good Polish Easter Dinner Menu that would include Kielbasa???


    Maybe this will help. http://lynnescountrykitchen.net/ethnic/plsh/index.html
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/03/18 15:18:41 (permalink)
    anyone ever been to a place near Yankee Candle called PEKARSKI'S ?????? VERY good!!!!!!!
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/03/18 15:34:27 (permalink)
    Growing up in Whitehouse, NJ (Hunterdon County) in the 50's and 60's, we had a very large population of 1st and 2nd generation Poles and most, if not all, of them got their Kielbasa (smoked and fresh) at Bishop's Market. I'm not sure of the brand; they may have made it themselves. Although the store has moved from town to a larger location on Rt.22E, I'd bet they still provide a high quality Polish sausage. Any of you in the area should go check it out. pb
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/03/18 17:08:14 (permalink)
    quote:
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    quote:
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    Can anyone recommend the components of a Good Polish Easter Dinner Menu that would include Kielbasa???


    Maybe this will help. http://lynnescountrykitchen.net/ethnic/plsh/index.html


    THANX! for the link! I can't imagine all that food in one house. For all you Polish foodlovers, check the link out!
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/03/18 17:16:16 (permalink)
    Great keilbasa in Mahwah NJ-Janicks. We get our Easter Ham there as well a hot dogs. They have a keilbasa and egg sandwich on the weekends that is great.
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    RE: The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2008/03/18 17:50:51 (permalink)
    Maybe this will help. http://lynnescountrykitchen.net/ethnic/plsh/index.html

    Hey thanks for that link. Years ago I had Bigos at an old Polish Restaurant on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (long gone in the Yuppification process). It was memorable. Until I saw the glossary on that Web Site I always thought it was pronounced bye-gos. Now I see it's bee-gos. Good, now all I have to do is find it on a menu again somewhere.
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    Re:The Best Polish (Kielbasa) sausage 2010/09/28 15:44:04 (permalink)
    Sure there are many good ones, but being Polish and raised in Manhattan's lower east side you can not beat East Village Meat Market (aka Baczynsky's), 139 2nd Ave between 8th and 9th St.
     
    Simply the best, and they will vacuum pack them if you want to travel home with some.  No need to freeze ... just buy the morning of your flight and they will arrive home fresh and delicious ...  I do it all the time flying into california.
     
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