My husband, Glenn, came up with his version of this
sandwich years ago and we have been enjoying them ever since.
When cooking Italian sausage, it works well to cook them is some water to begin
with to allow them to cook through without drying out. It also allows some of the fat to be drained off when the
sausages are finished. Once the sausages are cooked through, they can be removed from the pan and browned in a
little olive oil. Once the sausages are done, prick through the skin where the fat and other liquids are gathered
to prevent the hot fluids from squirting out and burning you as you bite into the sandwich.
Once cooked, the sausage can be cut open lengthwise or kept whole and placed on
the bun. Cheese can be added to the sandwich either before or after the peppers and onions are draped over the
We prefer to use hot Italian sausage to make these sandwiches but they are just as
good using sweet Italian sausages.
1 whole white, yellow or sweet onion,
sliced thinly into long strips
3 peppers, green, yellow, or red, seeded
and sliced into long strips
1 Tablespoons olive oil
Pizza sauce, if
Mozzarella cheese, if
3 Hot dog or hoagie buns
1. Cook the Italian sausage in a frying pan, first in water until cooked
through, then with a little bit of olive oil to brown them up.
2. In another skillet, add a Tablespoon of olive oil and heat it on medium
heat. Add the peppers and onions and cook until they are at your desired level of doneness (Is that
a word?). Anyway, cook them until they are soft, but not mushy.
3.Split the buns. Add
pizza sauce to the bun if desired. Split the Italian sausage lengthwise if you want and place
them on the bun. Add pepper and onion mixture over the sausage. Add cheese if you want to and
zap the sandwich in the microwave oven at 10 second intervals until the cheese is melted. Eat
with a fork and knife or try your luck using your hands!