WHAT is that special ingrediant or flavoring - Ostrowski's Polish Sausage, Baltimore

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by bigfoot21075, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. bigfoot21075

    bigfoot21075 Fire Starter

    Hi Everyone,

    I am VERY new to sausage making. I grew up in Maryland next door to some wonderful Polish neighbors. Once a year thier family would get together, butcher a pig and make sausage. Every year, they would give use some. It is fresh sausage, made with pork. It was amazingly good.

    Years later they moved away (would never give up the recipe). Many years later, I ran accross Ostrowski's Sausage made in Baltimore on Bank Street. The local Safeway carries it. There is a distinct flavor in that sausage that is the SAME as my dearly missed polish neighbors. I just can't figure out what it is.

    It is not garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, cinamon, oregano or sage. This is a prominate flavor and makes this sausage special. I know this is a long shot, but do any of you gurus have any ideas? It must be something used in traditional polish sausage as they both share this ingrediant.

    Any help is appreciated!


    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012
  2. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Meat Mopper

    Most Polish sausages are made with Marjoram.

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    Last edited: Mar 10, 2012
  4. It is indeed Marjoram. I have some old Polish cookbooks and all the fresh kielbasa recipes call for garlic and most for Marjoram.

    Make sure to mix ingredients well and go a little heavier on the garlic. After stuffing it tends to mellow and if frozen it will slowly loose some of the garlic flavor over time.
  5. bigfoot21075

    bigfoot21075 Fire Starter

    [​IMG]  THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!!!!!! I will make them and post pics of course! WOW - THANKS AGAIN, I really appreciate it!


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