Polish boy sandwich

A taste of Ohio history

1y ago

At one point a Polish Boy was a general term for any large kielbasa in a bun. In the 1940's in Cleveland, Ohio it is said that the polish boy was invented by Virgil Whitmore. He combined everything he had into one big, messy sandwich. You have a grilled kielbasa, bbq sauce, french fries, coleslaw and optional hot sauce all on a hoagie bun. I used smoked sausage instead of kielbasa since I already had it on hand. I probably should have toasted the bun because before we were done with our sandwiches it just all fell apart. It wasn't too bad but you really don't get the taste of the french fries. I think next time I will have the slaw on the side and toast up my bun.

Have any of you ever had a polish boy sandwich or something similar?

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Comments (14)

  • I could smash that right now

      1 year ago
  • That's sort of like the Primanti's sandwich here in Pittsburgh PA. Any meat, fries, and coleslaw on it. I don't remember if there's sauce on it. I'd try one of these next time I venture over to Ohio 🙂

      1 year ago
    • There's suppose to be a few different restaurants up in the Cleveland area that serves it.

        1 year ago
  • Niiiceeee to see some Polish accents here 😊

      1 year ago
  • i dig the ASMR

      1 year ago
  • I prefer the shrimp po boy, see the Mardi gras post.

      1 year ago