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We tried these because my fella is working on a project about the Ukraine and I'm glad we did! Super-yummy and super-easy. I used turkey kielbasa sliced lengthwise and browned in a pan and we skipped the hard-boiled eggs (mostly because I forgot about them). We did this twice once with cold (but browned) kielbasa and once with the sausage right out of the pan; I'd recommend using it cold otherwise it melts the cream cheese mixture and you end up with an incredibly messy sandwich. We loved the cream cheese mixture although I think next time I might just mix the garlic with cream cheese and see if it's as good without the extra fat from the butter. All in all - great combination! Thanks! EDIT: Made again skipping the butter but including the hard-boiled eggs. I think skipping the butter did make the garlic spread slightly less awesome - it doesn't spread as smoothly and obviously tastes more strongly of cream cheese - but it's still pretty darn good. If you're not totally averse to eggs definitely take the time to do those. Adds a nice creaminess to the sandwich.
I found this recipe to be quite good but there are a few things I would recommend when making them next time. Use a ciabatta loaf or slice larger pieces of french bread. Be sure to slice the tomato sausage cucumber very thinly otherwise you'll have problems getting it all in your mouth! Also I think I would like to use more garlic (I love the flavor of garlic) and let it sit in the cream cheese/butter mixture for an hour or two so they take on more of the garlic flavor. This is a great sandwich though and I loved how unique it was!
I love these sandwiches! I served them on sliced ciabatta instead of french bread... I thought slices of french bread would be too small to hold all the toppings so I chose the ciabatta since it was a little bit of a bigger loaf. Also I used kielbasa which is a Ukrainian/Polish sausage and I highly recommend it. these are SO european I love them.
AMAZING SANDWHICH!!!! I've made this several times for not only my family but for friends as well and it is ALWAYS a huge hit... even with my 11yo daughter. Totally authentic and delicious... highly recommended.