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Koziołki – Mouthwatering Recipe For Fried Vienna Sausage

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A plate of fried mushrooms, a popular dish in Polish cuisine.

Have you ever heard of koziołki? It’s one of the best ideas for a quick Polish breakfast. The fried vienna sausage recipe is simple and it literally takes 5 minutes to be done. 

Vienna sausages, parówki (pahr-ooph-khi) are the same sausages you can see in hot dogs.

In Poland, they are sold in packages, however, you can also get them in the can.

How To Choose The Perfect Vienna Sausages?

The more meat it contains, the better. In Poland, you can get as much as 95% of meat contained in the Vienna sausages. Be sure to check the ingredients before buying.

Tips For Making Koziołki Fried Vienna Sausage

Don’t Cut The Sausages Too Deep.

Fried vienna sausage recipe is really simple, however, you need to cut your sausages right. See the video below to make sure you are doing it correctly.


Serve It With Sauces, Veggies, And Bread.

Koziołki taste best with:

  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • bread/ rolls
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • salads
  • radish
  • any other fresh veggies

What’s The Story Behind The Dish?

Parówki– vienna sausages are really popular in Poland. Instead of boiling them, Poles came up with the idea in frying them.

Koziołki literally meand billy goats. Vienna sausages are opening up when frying. The shape of the fried sausage is similar to the goat horns.

Koziołki – Fried Vienna Sausage Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Koziołki - Mouthwatering Recipe For Fried Vienna Sausage

A plate of octopus on a blue and white plate in Polish cuisine.

Koziołki is one of the best ideas for a quick Polish breakfast. The fried vienna sausage recipe is simple and it literally takes 5 minutes to be done. 

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 6 vienna sausage (parówki)
  • ½ cup of oil


  1. If your vienna sausages are long, cut them in half. They should be about 1.5''/4cm long.
  2. Pour the oil onto the pan and heat. The oil should be really hot.
  3. Cut each end of the vienna sausage into fourths. A person holding a plate of hot dogs, showcasing Polish cuisine.
  4. Make sure the incision will not be too deep. See the photo. A person cutting up a Polish hot dog on a plate.
  5. Throw the sausages onto the hot oil and fry for a few minutes until they become brownish.
  6. After frying, place koziołki briefly on a plate lined with paper towels to drain off excess fat.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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