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Zapiekanki on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
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Zapiekanki (Polish pizza)

Zapiekanki are one of the most popular Polish street foods. You could also call them Polish pizza - it's basically French bread topped with sauteed mushrooms (and sometimes ham), melted cheese, and ketchup. So simple to make, yet so delicious!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine polish
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 265kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons clarified butter or frying oil
  • 1 medium/large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Herbes de Provence or Italian seasoning
  • 1 lb button mushrooms 450g
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large baguette
  • 3 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 150g
  • ketchup to serve
  • chopped parsley to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C), no fan.
  • Dice the onion, finely chop garlic, cut the mushrooms into 1/4-inch (7mm) slices.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of clarified butter or frying oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion, cook for about 5 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and herbs, cook for 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate.
  • Cook the mushrooms in two batches: increase the heat to high and add another tablespoon of clarified butter/oil. Add the mushrooms in a single layer, don't stir for the first 1-2 minutes letting the mushrooms brown, then cook, stirring, for a couple of minutes until the excess water from mushrooms is evaporated and the mushrooms are browned. Repeat with the remaining mushrooms.
  • Add the onions back to the pan. Stir everything together and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cut the baguette in half and spread it with butter - this step is optional, it will taste better with more butter (obviously) but if you'd like to cut back on calories you can omit this.
  • Top the baguettes with mushrooms and onions.
  • Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges of the baguette are browned and the cheese is melted.
  • Drizzle generously with ketchup and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can also add some ham to the filling.
  • Calories = 1 serving (1/4 of the recipe). This is only an estimate!

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal