The Italian sausage sandwich is a staple dish of many Italian cuisines, due to the heavy ingredients that accompany it. Spices, peppers and herbs are combined together and topped with a slice of bread. This delicious combination is then grilled on an outdoor grill, or eaten fresh right off the grill (most chefs prefer the latter).
There are countless variations on the Italian sausage sandwich. You can start by making a simple sandwich by using ham, bacon, tomatoes, lettuce and one slice of toasted bread. This is usually served at lunch, but can also be served at any time of day. For a change of pace, try making this with only ham and tuna instead of the vegetables.
Italian Sausage Can Also Be Topped With Prosciutto
Italian sausage can also be topped with prosciutto. Cooked sausage and tomato along with basil make a delicious variation of the traditional Italian sausage sandwich. Another way to enjoy Italian sausage is to throw in some fresh Italian bread. Some people even enjoy mixing spinach, tomatoes and ham to make a tasty vegetarian version of the sandwich. Add some bell peppers and some herbs, wrap it in a tortilla shell, and bake it.
Another version of the Italian sausage sandwiches is much like the ones you’ll find at your local deli. The ingredients are almost the same, just minus the peppers. It’s also easy to cook with this quick and easy meal. In fact, it’s even easier if you use the pizza roll manufacturer that comes with your flour. Simply roll the dough into a circle, flatten it and cut it into the desired sizes.
One thing you need to keep in mind is that you should always preheat the oven before attempting to make a sandwich. That means browning the outside of the bread as well as the inside before you place it under the oven. If it’s a baguette, you can leave out the seeds until you’re ready to make the sandwich. In either case, you can follow the same steps as you would if making a turkey.
Get Out Your Cast Iron Pan And Heat It Up
To begin cooking, get out your cast iron pan and heat it up. Add oil to it if needed. Once it’s hot enough, add your sausage, bell peppers and oregano. Cover the pan and let it cook for about two hours, turning the sandwich half way through to cook it evenly.
Once it’s almost done, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool. At this point, you may want to run a brush across the surface of the non-stick skillet to help loosen up any drippings that are left. Then, it’s time to assemble your Italian sausage. Using your spatula or a fork, go ahead and mix all of your ingredients together.
Now, it’s time to cut up the Italian sausage. Depending on how much you want to eat, you can make a big one or a little one. Either way, be sure to take your time and try not to overfill the non-stick skillet. Cook your sandwiches on the hot griddle for about 30 minutes until they are golden brown. Then, place them on your plates and enjoy!
An Alternative To Making The Italian Sausage
As an alternative to making the Italian sausage and peppers sandwich at home, you could make it at work. This is especially convenient if you have a loaf of whole-wheat white bread sitting there in your fridge. All you need to do is to put a piece of flat bread in a skillet and add one tablespoon of olive oil. When that mixture begins to smoke, just flip it over so that it’s bread-side up and immediately flip it back over so it’s bread-side down again.
This is a great way to prepare Italian sausage and peppers sandwiches in the workplace. I’ve even seen it used as an appetizer with shrimp, rice and vegetables. Just be sure that the Italian bread sandwich is cooked on a hot griddle to prevent burning the olive oil.
To cook your own sausages, you need to make sure that they are fresh and cut into thin slices. The best way to do this is to place your sausages on a hot grill for just a few minutes to get rid of any excess moisture. It should be cooked through but be careful to avoid burning the outside of your meat. Place them on your plate and garnish with your favorite sauce, cheese and any other additional ingredients you like. You can grill these up until they are ready to serve.
To make this recipe better, it’s also easier if you preheat your grill. Place all your ingredients on the grill and cover for about 5 minutes. This will give your meat more time to cook and will seal in those juices from the peppers and onions. After the time is up, simply remove the sandwiches from the grill and enjoy your new Italian sausage and peppers sandwich.