Make up some Sausage, Pepper, and Provolone Sandwiches for your next weekend meal.
By now, you all know my obsession with the movie “GoodFellas,” and Henry Hill. I still remember the first time I’d seen the movie. My friend Sandy had gotten the movie for Christmas our senior year of high school, and she called up Christmas night, asking if she could bring it over so we could watch it. My favorite part of the movie is when they’re all in prison, and cooking–Probably everyone knows the scene I’m talking about, even if you haven’t seen the movie. Paulie slicing garlic with a razor (I have yet to attempt that).
And though it’s been years since Jay bought me Henry Hill’s cookbook, I still find new recipes to try. These Sausage, Pepper, and Provolone Sandwiches were the result of needing to use up the last three tiny red peppers from our garden last summer. I had the sausages already thawed, and roasted the peppers before they could go bad. We loved the sandwiches. And by we, of course I mean Jay and I. The bambino wanted nothing to do with them.
It was the same when I made them again – I’d picked up a bag of small sweet orange peppers and opted to roast those. They weren’t quite as good as using the red peppers, but Jay and I still scarfed these down like there was no tomorrow. I do recommend that if you can roast your own red peppers, do that. The orange ones didn’t quite have the same sweetness.
It never fails to amaze me how one’s palate expands and changes as one gets older. There was a time, not that long ago even, that I wouldn’t have touched something like this with a ten-foot-pole, let alone actually made it in my own kitchen! Peppers? Mustard? Yes, mustard. I’m not normally a fan of condiments in general, but I have to admit, it works with the rest of the ingredients.
And yes, there are peppers on there – They’re tucked underneath the sausage. I have yet to figure out how to eat a large sandwich like this with toasted bread, and not have it fall apart on me!