This was how you ordered a Polock Johnny sausage sandwich, back in the day. Polock Johnny fast food shops were a common sight throughout Maryland, back in the day. Memorial Stadium and other sporting venues sported these wonderful sandwiches.
Baltimore Street, in Baltimore City, had their own Polock Johnnys. They would open huge storefront windows and sell hundreds of grill cooked sausages. If you wanted a Long John, all the way, you got a huge sausage on a fresh bun, smothered in their Secret Sauce.
Sure, you can be traditional with relish, mustard, ketchup, or chili, but… Who wants Normal? Kick up your sausages and Brats with some Secret Sauce.
Every state and city have their local favorite. Cheese Steaks are Philadelphia’s, Lobster Rolls belong to Maine, and Polock Johnnys belonged to Baltimore. These shops are now closed. You can still purchase their special, custom sausages and sauce online, but no longer at a flavorful, and colorful, street side venue or ballpark.
For me, the best part of the Polock was the Secret Sauce. I have since found this recipe online and can share it with all of us sausage lovers. We can make our own Long Johns and enjoy a wonderful sandwich off our own grills. Use whatever Brat or sausage that you prefer. Wild Game sausages are amazing with this special sauce. When you add your homemade sauce, you will understand why you will go All the Way! A fresh bun is also important!
Polock Johnnies Sauce
- 3 – 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
- ½ onion, chopped
- ¼ green pepper, chopped
- ½ cucumber, chopped
- 1 small celery stalk, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 oz tomato sauce
- 1 TBS onion powder
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 1 TBS light corn syrup
- 1 TBS white vinegar
- Combine all ingredients and refrigerate.
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Become a Polock Johnnies Fan and go all the way!
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