The promised but conveniently forgotten sausage had to be eaten.
The turkey chili incident caused a craving and besides they were in the fridge. I had always intended to use them as more than a decoy to get someone tricked into eating the turkey chili.
Sweet Italian sausages are always spicy enough for us but the level of spice can vary from brand to brand. I prefer locally made Bianco & Sons or DiLuigi’s but will buy the “Perri” brand made by Johnsonville when I can’t find my local favorites.
Sandwich as pizza
Around my house we love to convert our favorite sandwiches into pizza toppings. Last time it was green chili cheeseburgers and this time it was Italian sausage sandwiches.
It was easy – I just crumbled the sausages, sliced an onion very thin, sliced a sweet red pepper and threw the whole mess into a skillet with a tiny bit of olive oil and S & P. Cook “low and slow” like the “The Sausage Guy” cart and soon your kitchen smells like Yawkey Way.
We like a crispy thin crust so I make sure to get the pizza stone screaming hot for the pizza shell. (Too lazy to deal with fresh dough – plus a small allergy to yeast – means I buy the pre-made shells.)
Smooth on some tomato sauce, add some cheese and you have yourself a delicious pizza ready in about 8-10 mins in a 425 degree oven.
Ready for the close up of the finished piece? (the picture doesn’t do it justice!)