|Ukrainian Sausage and Tomato Sandwich by Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
My kids are crazy for this sandwich, a discovery made while researching a social studies project. We found the recipe in an internet search for Ukrainian cuisine and it's been requested again and again. This sausage sandwich is tasty and packs well for office brown-baggers and school lunches. It also features the surprising addition of sliced cucumbers for crunch instead of the usual iceberg lettuce. The original is served open face, but I like having a lid - consider it cook's choice.
1 pound turkey kielbasa, sliced
4 ounces cream cheese
2 ounces butter, softened
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
2 loaves soft French bread
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced thin on the bias
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced thin
1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook sausage slices until they are browned. Remove to a paper towel and drain.
2. In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, butter, minced garlic and salt and pepper to taste.
3. Split baguette in half and spread butter mixture evenly across each half. Layer sausage slices, cucumber and tomatoes then grind more black pepper across top. Place lid on sandwich and press firmly together. Wrap sandwich tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Slice before serving.
Text and images copyright 2010, Lucy Mercer.