How to Make Street Polish Sandwich
- Preheat the oven to 175 degrees F.
- Heat the oil over a medium heat in a skillet.
- Add the sausages and cook on each side, undisturbed, until golden brown, about 5 minutes a side.
- Set on a baking dish in the oven to keep warm.
- To the same skillet, add the onions and stir to combine with the oil.
- Season the onions with salt and pepper and cook over medium-low heat, undisturbed, until the bottom of the onions begin to caramelize, this on an average should take about 10 minutes.
- Stir only once and cook for another 25 minutes, undisturbed. Once the onions are golden and soft, set aside.
- For the sandwich build: Place a sausage on a bun, slather in good yellow mustard, top with an ample amount of caramelized onions and 2 or 3 sport peppers. Wrap the sandwich in deli paper, parchment paper or foil. Let sit for 5 minutes to get all good and steamed up. Eat while standing with only TWO napkins and a giant pop
A Maxwell Street Polish consists of a grilled or fried length of Polish sausage topped with grilled onions and yellow mustard and optional pickled whole, green sport peppers, served on a bun. The sandwich traces its origins to Chicago's Maxwell Street market, and has been called one of "the classic foods synonymous with Chicago".