Thanks to my fairly recent aversion to eating food at fairs and festivals, at our trip to the county fair last week ended with me walking past booth after booth of yummy sounding concoction-- funnel cakes, ice cream, lemon shake-ups -- without so much as being tempted. Weird considering that I'm not usually a germophobe. In the past couple of years I've gotten more particular about my food. It's got to taste good, obviously but must also be prepared with , oh, say a minimum of flies walking all over it. (Blech!)
Good for the diet, I suppose but leaves something missing from the whole "Fair" experience. So I did what any self-respecting food blogger would do. I came home and created my own sausage sandwich which, BTW, tasted way better than anything they had at the fair. ;-) I started with some of Emeril Lagasse's Gourmet Kicked Up Smoked Sausage. Deliciously spicy without too much heat and the perfect start to the perfect sandwich. The best part though is always all the onions and peppers on top. I make sausage sandwiches fairly often and usually just add a little salt and pepper as seasoning while the veggies soften. I was intrigued to see Elle from Elle's New England Kitchen describing her recipe which added some white wine vinegar to the onions so of course I had to try it. I loved it! Added just that extra zing to really jazz it up. If you want to check out Elle's recipe for yourself, you can find it here.
Here are some other Sausage Sandwich recipes to inspire you:
Sandwich de Merguez from We Are Never Full.
Italian Sausage Encrusted with Herbes de Provence in a sandwich with Roasted Peppers and Chevre from French Kitchen in America.
The Italian Feast Sausage, Pepper & Onion Sandwich from epicurean.com.
Hot Italian Sausage Pittsburgh Style from The Accidental Hedonist.