Polish Boy Potato Skins: Smoked Kielbasa is topped upon a crispy potato skin and then topped with Ballpark Mustard Slaw and barbecue sauce for a unique spin on a classic Polish Boy Sandwich. PLUS 60+ Football Team Spirit Recipes.
I am going to start by saying, go ahead, make-fun of me. I am a sad Cleveland Browns fan.
At the start of each new season, we Brown fans all get our hopes up and then they are quickly destroyed with the first Pre-Season game. Actually, I take that back–I think Cleveland fans live for the draft each year. We are so hopeful that some magic superstar will be drafted and change our losing team into a power house to be reckoned with. We are still waiting. Sigh.
Regardless of win or lose, the one thing you can say about Cleveland fans (in all sports) is that we never give up on our team. We are NOT fair-weathered fans. We are there for the bad, the ugly, the defeats, the embarrassments, and the occasional win that shocks the world–I am referring to our own Akron star, Lebron James, bringing the Cleveland Cavaliers the first Cleveland victory and breaking Cleveland’s 52 year curse.
But enough about the sport of football–let’s talk about what really matters–FOOTBALL FOOD!
When I think of food that Cleveland is known for two things come to my mind.
- Ballpark Mustard–a local mustard only available at the ballparks in Cleveland and local stores–or Amazon, which carries EVERYTHING. .
- Polish Boys: A Cleveland sandwich: Kielbasa is tucked into a bun with slaw, BBQ sauce and get this–FRIES!!
Well, I decided I would make my take on Polish Boy Sandwiches and make it into Polish Boy Potato Skins.
Polish Boy Potato Skins are EVERYTHING a person loves about a traditional Polish Boy Sandwich–just in a healthier form! A crisp potato skin instead of deep-fried french fries and organic kielbasa instead of an overly processed smoked sausage. The creamy slaw that is given kick with the Ballpark mustard and drizzle of BBQ sauce makes this potato skin a party in your mouth–and hearty enough to be a full meal.
And truly the slaw is KEY!! The tangy slaw really cuts through the fattiness of the meat and gives the dish an extra layer of crunch and texture. I highly, highly recommend Ballpark Mustard, but any brown mustard will work. And the drizzle of BBQ sauce is classic too–it really gives the dish a smokey and slightly sweet component.
- 4 large russet potatoes, scrubbed
- 4 links or 1 large link of organic Kielbasa
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 tablespoon Ballpark Mustard
- 2 tablespoons Mayo or Greek Yogurt
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- BBQ sauce for drizzling.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Bake potatoes until fork tender about 1 hour (alternatively cook on high in slow cooker for 4 hours).
- While the potatoes are baking, cut up the kielbasa into 1 inch slices and pan fry over medium-high heat until browned.
- Make the slaw by mixing the mustard, yogurt, salt, vinegar together and then tossing with the cabbage.
- Remove potatoes and let slightly cool. Cut in half and scoop out the insides of the potato. I like to use a melon baller for this job. Set aside the inside of the potatoes to use for mashed potatoes, add to eggs, etc.
I am telling you–make these! They are so good they may make up for your broken heart over the Brown’s next loss.
I’ve joined a group of bloggers from all over the country — all of whom are big football fans! — to bring you football-inspired recipes this season. Last month we shared our favorite tailgating recipes, and now we are sharing more than 60 recipes ideas for celebrating on game day. Click on their links below to join in!
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Healthy Dirty Bird Dip by Dash of Herbs
Purple Potato Salad by The Culinary Compass
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Chicago-Style Deep Dish Breadsticks by Honey & Birch
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Welcome to the Jungle Cocktail by Love & Flour
Bengal Striped Bundt Cake by Foodtastic Mom
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Beer Cheese Fondue by Off the Eaten Path
Easy Beer Cheese Soup by Hello Little Home
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Avery Williamson American Cake by Loaves & Dishes
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