These Zapiekanka (also known as "Polish pizza") are a popular Polish street food. As soon as I learned about them, I was excited to try my hand at making these toasted open-faced sandwiches that are made from a sliced baguette. Each sandwich is traditionally topped with sautéed mushrooms, cheese and that trademark drizzle of ketchup on top.
For my Zapiekanka, I topped them each slightly differently: two of them with sautéed mushrooms, Monterey jack, caramelized onions, with fresh chives on one and arugula and bacon on the other. I topped the other two with crumbled sausage, caramelized onions, brie, and one with curry ketchup and julienned fresh basil, and the other with fresh parsley, smoky BBQ sauce, and crispy caramelized leeks.
This yummy Polish street food turned out to be a delicious cross between pizza and a hot sandwich. I'm excited to make these Zapiekanka again, as I think they would be a great way to use up various leftovers on my fridge-clean-out-days!