Zapiekanka is a common Polish fast food that is believed to have been invented in the 1970s Communist Poland.

We don’t have any particular story with this dish. Polish people usually eat it after party or while partying:) There are some local varieties of this dish, some people eat it with sausages, ham, onion or different cheeses. The basic recipe stays the same and includes mushrooms, cheese, ketchup and spring onions on the top.

Zapiekanki - Traditional Polish Open-Faced Sandwich

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Polish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 1 baguette
  • 200 g champignons
  • 100 g cheese (gouda, emmentaler)
  • 4 tbsp chives
  • 1 tsp butter or garlic butter
  • ketchup
  • 0,5 onion


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

  2. Cut baguette in half. Butter it.
  3. Wash champignons and peel the onion. Place both in blender and blend it for several (3-5) seconds. The mixture doesn't have to be smooth.

  4. Preheat butter in a sauté the mixture until tender. Season with salt & pepper.

  5. Place the mixture on the sandwich half,

  6. Grate the cheese and put on the top of the sandwich,

  7. Bake for about 5 min - until cheese melts!

  8. Before serving let them cool down a little. Serve them with ketchup and chives.

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