Fresh kielbasa?

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  1. jetsknicks1

    jetsknicks1 Smoking Fanatic

    I've never seen fresh kielbasa before but I saw in the store today and figured, why not? I've also got some spinach & feta sausages going on. Has anybody done fresh kielbasa before?
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    All my Life, 54 years old...Grandpa and Dad made an average of 100 Lbs Kielbasa mix, Cure and all, for sales in the store. 75 Pounds got Smoked and the remaining 25 Pounds sold as Fresh. It is great simmered with Sauerkraut, Grilled or even Pan fried. Kind of kills the point of being Fresh Kielbasa if you Smoke it...[​IMG]...JJ
  3. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    A German butcher here offers it both ways ($1.00 more a link for the smoked 😕). I alternate between making a fresh batch & a smoked batch. We usually fry it with sliced potatoes & onions, but fried kraut is great with it, too. Or you can grill them and toss them on buns like a brat.
  4. I only like smoked kielbasa... Wife's family is Polish so, it's a staple food. We usually just boil it then serve it in chunks that you cut up yourself and eat with ketchup or whatever.
  5. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I have smoked Kielbasa quite a bit when we lived in Wisconsin and could get it fresh.  Keep your temps low so they don't crack.

    I liked fruit wood the best.  Like Jimmy said, add some fresh Kraut, some good polish mustard and you are set!!!

    Smoke ON!

    - Jason
  6. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    You all have gotten me going. It's what's for dinner tonight.
    Thank you, Mary Lou! 🙂

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