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“The Polish Express” Sandwich


  • Author: mealhack.com
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches 1x
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Ingredients

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
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Oil, for frying

For the horseradish cream:

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

For the sandwiches:

  • 2 sandwich rolls, split
  • 1/2 white onion, sliced
  • 1/2 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 kielbasa sausage, cut into quarters and halved lengthwise

Instructions

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 1/2 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 1/4 to 1/2 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.