I bought some locally-made kielbasa at the farmers market recently. It was so good and flavorful, but for whatever reason, the boys didn’t like it. They each ate a few bites and then passed on having more. I ended up with about half a pound of leftover grilled kielbasa that I put in the freezer until I could decide what to do with it.
I have a couple of friends coming over tomorrow night for drinks and snacks, and I've decided I'm going to turn the leftover kielbasa an appetizer. I found several tempting choices.
- Sweet & Sour Kielbasa – Kielbasa is drenched in a homemade sauce and slices are served on toothpicks, dripping with the sauce.
- Kielbasa Puffs – Kielbasa, your choice of spicy mustard, and crescent rolls come together to make pop-‘em-in-your-mouth treats.
- Arugula-Stuffed Flatbread – This flatbread could easily be cut into strips to make appetizer portions. Cheese, kielbasa and red onion accompany the arugula on this.
- Smoked Sausage Cups – My kielbasa isn’t smoked, but it would still work in this recipe that uses store-bought puffed pastry stuffed into mini muffin cups and then filled with diced kielbasa, marmalade and Dijon.
- Kielbasa, Sauerkraut, Onion and Cheddar Fried Cornbread Bites (Polish Hush Puppies) – Finely chopped cooked kielbasa plus other traditional Polish foods get battered and deep-fried.
How would you turn leftover kielbasa into a snack or appetizer?
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