Not Your Godfather's Street Peppers and Sausage

June  9, 2011
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  • Serves 4
Author Notes

It's too hot to turn the oven on, and I don't want to stand over a stove or heat up the kitchen. So I grilled peppers, onions, sausages, and rolls for an Italian street food favorite. Maybe this qualifies for "Fair Food" as well. —ibbeachnana

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 pounds assorted peppers
  • 1-2 large sweet onions, Vidalia and Red, 1/2 inches slices
  • 2-3 tablespoons Olive oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh herbs, basil, oregano,rosemary
  • 4 Italian, Chicago, hoagie or sub rolls, split brushed with oil and grilled, rub toasted insides with a garlic clove
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Grated provolone
  • 4 Italian sausage links, hot and sweet
  1. Brush peppers and onions with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill an assortment of peppers and sliced onions to char, but with crunch still to them. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan and add 4 cloves of garlic, sauté to season the oil. Toss in the peppers and onions add a few fresh herbs, basil oregano, and rosemary. Cook until the peppers are soft or less if you prefer a firmer texture Grill olive oil brushed hoagie, Chicago or sub rolls…fill each roll with a sausage, some peppers and onions. Grate provolone over and sprinkle with ground red pepper flakes for a little more heat if you have used mild or sweet peppers.

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2 Reviews

ibbeachnana August 6, 2011
Even in a small town next to us, Swansboro, features Italian sausage and peppers at the festivals throughout the year. Not a bad thing for a small Southern town, huh?
lorigoldsby August 5, 2011
When I was not old enough to get a "real" job one summer, I worked in an Italian Sausage food truck (not as glamorous as now seen on TV!)....This brings back good memories!