Thursday, June 10, 2010

Kielbasa Coins

Easy as pie! Where does that phrase come from, anyway? Have you ever made a pie!? It's not rocket science, but I certainly wouldn't call it EASY! What's easy? This stuff! Growing up my mom would buy Polska Kielbasa - Hillshire Farms makes it. Looks like a 2-foot hot dog curved in a clear plastic wrapper. She'd always chop it into 4 or 5 chunks & boil it. Not bad - definitely edible, but nothing worth craving. But this!!?? This stuff is DELICIOUS! I never knew there was so much potential in this "tube steak" (as Zac affectionately calls it!! LOL) Here's how I cook it....

Start out by slicing it into 'coins'. Make them between 1/4 to 1/3 of an inch wide. Take a large skillet & heat it up over medium heat. Then toss the coins in! Let them go a few minutes - shake the pan - let them go a few more minutes - flip the coins over - let them cook a few more minutes - shake the pan.... you get the idea! What's happening? You're drawing out the fat & grease & putting a nice crispy brown on it... kinda like when you cook bacon.

When it's got a color that looks good to you call it done! Easy as PIE!

Pair it up with some produce & a carb & we've got ourselves a dinner!

Or, if you're eating in our home it'll look a little more like this:


1 comment:

  1. This is the way my mom made it! Haven't had that in years! ha ha!