Prep 5 mins
Cook 50 mins
Should you make my Kielbasa, Homemade Kielbasa, Fresh Polish Sausage, Kielbasa, Homemade Kielbasa, Fresh Polish Sausage, this is a very good way to cook it. This is better even than simmering it in beer. Servings, of course, depend on the amount you are cooking! As to cooking time, remember, this is RAW pork; it requires sufficient cooking time.
- If the kielbasa is frozen, thaw it a little. Place fresh kielbasa in pot with 1 quartered onion, several peppercorns, garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon marjoram (optional) and half a bay leaf. The addition of spices helps replace the seasoning that boils out during cooking.
- Add enough boiling water to cover.
- Cover and simmer on very LOW heat for about 50-60 minutes. Too rapid boiling may cause the sausage to burst. DO NOT prick sausages; they become dry. Let cool in cooking liquid.
- Sausage comes out moist and delicious, but not brown.
- Can be frozen after cooking. Wrap very well. Vac seal if you can.
My nephew LOVED his grandma's homemade kielbasa! She's been gone since '94 but for special occasions we buy it fresh from a local butcher shop. It's not my mom's, but it will pass. I bought some for Mother's day and used this method to cook it - YUM! I used the marjoram (that was the secret ingredient when she made her sausage) and it added a great savory taste! Despite the reviewer who compared this to cardboard, this is fresh, nonsmoked pork and needs to be cooked for an hour to be cooked well! Your added ingredients made this just like Mom's! This is the method I will use from now on. Thanks for posting Jezski. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.
DH said that this produced "cassoulet grade" sausage. This is quite the compliment, indeed, as cassoulet is one of his favorite dishes. As it simmered, my kids and husband kept commenting on how good it smelled in the house. I used a 1lb fresh kielbasa and, afterwards, browned it in a cast iron skillet. Prepared for last night's dinner Kielbasa With Tomatoes and White Beans. It was enjoyed by all. Thank you. Oh, and the next time I do cook cassoulet, I'll be sure to use your method!
IMHO, your surname notwithstanding, you are unmercifully overcooking your Kielbasa. Put your sausage in water (with whatever), bring water to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes. Those who have not been doing it this way are eating seasoned. cardboard. Try it, it's certainly easy to sample