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BM# 68-Cooking Carnival: Day 21
Theme of Week 4: Bread based Street Foods
Dish: Zapiekanka

For the final day of this week’s marathon, I made a Polish open face sandwich called Zapiekanka. It is a very simple dish to make with just a few ingredients. This sandwich is a popular street food in Poland.
Polish Open face Sandwich

Zapiekac means ‘to bake’ in Polish and is a culinary term for casserole. This is a baked sandwich, that is traditionally made with French bread that is stuffed with sauteed mushrooms and topped with cheese and a generous drizzle of ketchup. But there are some new flavors like Hawaiian-style with pineapple, Greek-style with olives and feta cheese, Italian-style and many more.

Polish Open face Sandwich

I kept it simple and traditional with mushrooms and optional onions. If you so feel like it, add some roasted vegetables or sauteed veggies to the filling to make it even more substantial. All in all, this is a simple and filling sandwich that all mushroom lovers will enjoy.

Polish Open face Sandwich

We are almost at the end of this month’s mega marathon, so after ancient grains, whole grains, veggies in snacks, bread in street food, can you guess what the ingredient is going to be for next week?

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Zapiekanka Yum
Easy to make delicious Mushroom and cheese filled Zapiekanka sandwich. It is a popular street food in Poland.
Zapiekanka
Course sandwich
Cuisine polish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 Bread Small French
  • 1 cup Mushrooms , finely chopped
  • 1 Onion Small , finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 Pepper Small Green , finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 cloves Garlic , finely minced
  • To taste Salt Pepper and
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese , grated
  • Chives As needed, , finely chopped
  • Ketchup As needed,
Course sandwich
Cuisine polish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 Bread Small French
  • 1 cup Mushrooms , finely chopped
  • 1 Onion Small , finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 Pepper Small Green , finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 cloves Garlic , finely minced
  • To taste Salt Pepper and
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese , grated
  • Chives As needed, , finely chopped
  • Ketchup As needed,
Zapiekanka
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and onions (if using) and cook till onions turn translucent.
  2. Next add the mushrooms and green pepper. Cook till both the veggies are tender. Season with Salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  4. Slice the bread in half and scoop out some of the crumbs from inside. Place the mushroom mixture on the bread and top with grated cheese. Place it on a baking sheet and bake for 5~8 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  5. Remove from the oven and drizzle with ketchup and sprinkle with the chives. Serve and enjoy!!
Recipe Notes

Polish Open face Sandwich

Week 4 Bread Based Street food from around the world:

Day 1: Banh Mi from Vietnam

Day 2: Bunny Chow from South Africa

Day 3: Dabeli from Gujarat, India

Day 4: Doner Kebab from Turkey

Day 5: Torta from Mexico

Day 6: Zapiekanka from Poland

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12 thoughts on “Zapiekanka (Polish Open face Sandwich)”

  1. I love mushrooms and this open faced sandwich looks amazing. Husband is not a big fan of sandwiches, will have it make it for my lunch on one of the weekdays. Are you doing desserts next week??

  2. That open sandwich looks so delish!..what a lovely way to indulge..enjoyed all your dishes Pavani..can’t wait to read the rest!

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