"The Polish Express" Sandwich
Serves: 2 sandwiches
For the applesauce:
  • 2 honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored, and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cups water
For the potato pancakes:
  • 1 cup shredded potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons grated onions
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Oil, for frying
For the horseradish cream:
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
For the sandwiches:
  • 2 sandwich rolls, split
  • ½ white onion, sliced
  • ½ green pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 kielbasa sausage, cut into quarters and halved lengthwise
For the applesauce:
  1. Combine apples, sugar, cinnamon, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook until most of the liquid evaporates an apples are soft, about ½ hour. If liquid cooks away before apples are soft, add more water and keep cooking. Mash soft apples with a potato masher, and set aside.
For the potato pancakes:
  1. Place shredded potatoes in a cheesecloth and wring, extracting as much moisture as possible. Combine potatoes in a bowl with onion, eggs, flour, and salt.
  2. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Place large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing down on them to form ¼ to ½ inch thick patties. Brown on one side, turn and brown on the other. Transfer to paper towels to drain, and set aside.
For the horseradish cream:
  1. Combine sour cream and horseradish. Thin with a little milk, if desired.
For the sandwiches:
  1. In a skillet over medium heat, combine butter, onions, and pepper. Saute until onions soften and begin to brown. Meanwhile, cook sausage under the broiler or on a hot grill until brown and bubbly. To assemble sandwiches, spread the bottom of each sandwich loaf with a layer of applesauce. Top with 4 pieces of sausage, half of the onion and pepper mixture, and two potato pancakes. Just before serving, drizzle with the horseradish cream and top with the other piece of bread.
Recipe by MealHack at https://mealhack.com/todays-sandwich-polish-express-homemade