Spicy or mild, smoked or fresh, sausage makes a wonderful addition to a sandwich. A simple sandwich of sausage, bread, and a condiment or two can be the basis for a hearty sandwich meal. More elaborate sandwiches, incorporating sausage, cheese, and various fresh or cooked vegetables on artisan bread can be accompanied by simple salads. Take your favorite sausage and turn it into an astonishing sandwich meal.
When it comes to sausage, there are as many different flavors as there are charcutiers, those people who create wonderful prepared meat products. Originally made as a frugal food to utilize the scraps from butchering, sausage is a staple food in many countries of the world. Sausage tastes vary among the countries, but the ingredients include finely chopped or ground meat, fat, and flavorings. Sausage can be cured or uncured. Some is packed inside a casing, while other sausages are loose meat. No longer confined to pork, there is a market for sausage made from other meats. In the United States, turkey and chicken sausage are popular, too. Vegetarian sausage uses plant protein to replace the meat. These non-meat sausages provide variety for people who want to follow a vegetarian diet.
Below are some ideas for delicious sausage sandwiches to get you started:
*Yellow and red bell peppers sautéed with onions and mixed with sliced Italian sausage, then stuffed in a pita;
*Sweet Italian peppers, sautéed with onions, mushrooms and sliced spicy Italian sausage, then layered with Provolone cheese in a soft warmed hoagie roll;
*Salami, pastrami, and pepperoni with melted Provolone on thick Italian bread with marinara;
*Bratwurst on a hot dog bun with onions and mustard;
*Provolone cheese, Genoa salami, lettuce, and tomato inside grilled flatbread;
*Hot doggie wrapped with cheese in a biscuit, dipped in ketchup and mustard;
*Yellow banana peppers, pickles, spinach, lettuce, and salami with Dijon mustard on a crusty bun;
*Italian sausage, grilled onions and green peppers on a hoagie bun;
*Salami, American cheese, and roasted red peppers on a Foccacia bread Panini;
*French baguette baked with layered marinara, pepperoni, Provolone, and fresh spinach leaves;
*Yellow and red pepper strips, sautéed with sliced Italian sweet sausage links, and served in a fresh warmed Portuguese roll;
*Latvian rye bread wrapped around sliced kielbasa, sauerkraut, and spicy mustard;
*Polish sausage on a hot dog bun sprinkled with mustard and relish;
*Sausage and egg on a biscuit with cheese;
*Pepperoni and Provolone grilled on sourdough bread and dipped in marinara sauce;
*Sausage and egg sandwich with lettuce and tomato on an English muffin;
*Knackwurst, sauerkraut, and Swiss on dark rye.
What’s your favorite sausage sandwich? Have you shared one with a friend lately? Why don’t you serve sausage sandwiches at your next get together? Sausages are a fantastic addition to a buffet table. Use one crock pot to warm a couple of different sausage selections. Have a tray with an array of bakery fresh breads. Give guests an assortment of condiments and salads to choose from. It’s a meal that is easy on the hostess and fun for the guests.
These sandwich ideas came from the Sandwich Name Game on the Sandwiches Forum. Let us know what worked for you! Post in the BellaOnline Sandwiches Forum. We’ll be waiting to hear from you!