On a recent trip to a local supermarket I chanced upon a section in the chilled department that appeared to be geared towards a polish audience or fans of the cuisine at least, I was filled with excitement to find a cooked pork sausage that’s ingredients bosted – cured, cooked and smoked pork sausage 92%! this lead me to look at other delicasies in this smorgasbord of polish cuisine and I decided to buy the ingredients for a Hot Dog.
The Ingredients included Sokołów pork sausage Hochland Massdamer cheese and Kuchnia Polska Sauerkraut, I decided thick cut potatoe chips would accompany the dog with a banana milk shake for my beverage, In terms of polish authentisity I have no idea if they (the Polish) would use the ingredients in this way or how the polish nation feels about banana milkshakes, but when sampling hot dogs I think it is always important to leave margin for tangential whimsy.
The Hochland cheese is in actual fact Bavarian and very competively priced its taste was similar to cheeses such as Leerdammer or Jarlsberg, the sauercraut was also very nice and a more indeph review can be found in the condiments section of Hot Dog Review. I boiled the sausage as per the instructions once served I found the flavour to be excellent with a nice authentic smoky flavour evocative of some old worldy smoke house in the polish country side, the sausage is in fact produced in Podlaskie a province of north eastern Poland. The only criticism I have and it is a small one is that often people talk about a hot dog having a good “snap” this is a reference to the toughness of the sausage casing when pierced with teeth resulting in a kind of “snap!” I found the “snap” to be a little too “snappy” but this is by far the best supermarket cooked sausage I have sampled thus far!
Sausage rating 4/5