The Polish Boy: A Cleveland Superfood

It is unfathomable that you have hardly ever heard of LeBron James and the Earth Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Superman, indeed, (the original Superman), the oversight on the Lake, the fumble, the shot… Okay, now I’m receiving negative. Very well anyway, one issue you have almost certainly in no way listened to of that Cleveland is famous for is the “Polish Boy”.

No, it is not a boy band from Eastern Europe. A “Polish Boy” is a sausage sandwich, normally made with smoked char-grilled Kielbasa stuffed into a large hotdog roll and drowned in a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce, protected with French Fries, and great creamy Coleslaw.

Trust me, it is really good…

Even Esquire Magazine has fallen underneath its spell, by dubbing it “soul on white”… as in white bread. And Wendy Williams has even paid out homage to its majesty on her identify sake present.

As well-liked as Polish Boys are in town, depending on where by in town you are, they can be a tiny tough to come across. When I was a kid, we employed to get them on our way to the Cleveland Indians online games from the different sidewalk vendors downtown by the stadium. Today, your finest guess is “Seti’s”, which is a foods truck that’s typically parked at Dean Source, a cafe offer in city of Woodland Ave. Moreover, most Soul Food dining establishments like B&M’s and Scorching Sauce Williams will have the authentic and they also make their personal twist on the traditional.

I know you’re almost certainly imagining, “If they are so excellent, how occur I haven’t heard of Polish Boys?

Well, in contrast to other American towns acknowledged as food items places with favorites like:

Philly Cheese steaks (Philadelphia), Po ‘Boys from Nawlins’ (New Orleans), or even Pink’s Warm pet dogs in Los Angeles. Like most every little thing else from Cleveland, there is incredibly small fanfare and regard for the greatness abound. But individuals that know appear and enjoy a excellent treat, even though snobs and the un-innovative miss out. Just keep in mind, do not overlook napkins… plenty of napkins!

Sensation adventurous? Carry a very little Cleveland into your household and try out to make your possess sandwich?

Down below are the primary ingredients and guidelines for about 4 sandwiches:

You will will need:

* 2 lbs. of potatoes, break up cut, washed and peeled, fried in Canola oil and Salt

* 4 smoked beef kielbasa back links boiled. (Optional): immediately deep fry them right after boiling

* 4 white bread hoagie rolls

* Coleslaw (both retailer acquired or handmade)

* BBQ Sauce: (Optional) Utilizing very hot sauce will make it genuine.

Oh yeah yet again, you should not forget about about the napkins…