Kabanosy is a long, thin, dry pork sausage that originated in Poland. It’s also known as cabanossi or kabana. The name comes from the nickname “kabanek” given to a young fat pig in the Eastern parts of XIX Poland, known today as Lithuania. Kabanosy is smoky in flavor and can be soft or very dry in texture depending on freshness. It’s a popular dried sausage in Central and Eastern Europe, typically eaten as a snack. Kabanosy is ready to eat as it is, but its full flavors will really come through when cooked. It’s great for a quick snack or as an appetizer, with cheese and crackers.