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Photo of a classic Polish Zapiekanka
Place of origin Poland
Main ingredients bread, mushrooms, cheese, ketchup
Cookbook:zapiekanka  zapiekanka

Zapiekanka (derived from zapiekać – "to scorch", "to roast") is a Polish halved baguette or bread grilled with mushroom and cheese, sometimes also with ham or other types of meat, or vegetables. Ketchup is a typical condiment. The zapiekanka is a common Polish street food that is believed to have been invented in the 1970s Communist Poland.[1] Other, local variants also exist. Its popularity decreased in the 2000s but has recently become popular again thanks to Poland's hipster culture.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1], Polish Zapiekanki – cheap food in Poland

Further reading[edit]

  • Chwalba, Andrzej; and others (2006). Obyczaje w Polsce. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN. p. 380. ISBN 83-01-14253-7.