Don’t let the name fool you, because summer sausage is truly a year-round treat.
Sure, the sausage originally got its name because back before the days of refrigerators and freezers, folks had to plan out their eating habits so their food wouldn’t spoil. Summer sausage is basically any sausage that is kept without refrigeration, allowing folks to eat it in the warm summer months throughout the centuries that it has been getting made.
But you’re not held to the same restrictions as those early sausage makers, so you can enjoy your summer sausage experience any day of the year, be it hot and sunny or cold and blustery.
While summer sausage is enjoyable all on its own or on some crackers with a lovely cheese spread, block cheese or even with a sauce.
But what if you want to depart from the same ol’ song and dance? You’re in luck. Summer sausages are very versatile, and with original, lite (95-percent fat-free!) and Ragin’ Cajun varieties available, there is a way to fit it into everyone’s lifestyle or taste.
So what can you do with your summer sausage? Here are three fun and tasty recipes for you to consider trying out:
Summer Sausage Sliders:
Sliders are all the rage in the culinary world, and this grilled version bring a completely different style to those tasty little sandwiches. Make sure to cut the sausage to the right thickness so it stands up well to the grilling. Get the recipe here.
Potato Salad with Summer Sausage:
There is a reason meat and potatoes go together so well. One flavor truly helps balance the other, and there is no place this is more evident than this dilly potato salad that features summer sausage as the main attraction. Go to this link for the recipe.
Summer Sausage and Cheese Omelet:
Honestly, this just seems like a natural combination, doesn’t it? Eggs. Cheese. Maybe some onions. Toss in a tomato or some mushrooms. And that oh-so-tasty summer sausage? What a breakfast! Now that’s a great way to start your day. The recipe is available at this website.
It doesn’t matter if you want to cook it up or eat it all by itself, summer sausage is versatile, it pairs well with multiple foods and, most importantly, it’s a tasty treat any time of year. Contact us to order the best hand-crafted varieties straight from the Midwest.