My dear friend and neighbor, Rachelle, works at Farmer’s Market and I am often the lucky recipient of vegetables that didn’t sell or were in especially high quantities. In additional to market, Ray also has her own large garden. These green lovelies arrived on my porch a few weeks back amidst a hectic deadline and back to school preparations.
One of these peppers was an Italian frying pepper, also known as a Cubanelle. They are not spicy and they are less sweet than a bell pepper. These sweet Italian sausages were from Whole Foods and they were very good (I had never had them before).
I take the easy route and fry everything up in a soup pot. Rolls are split and toasted in the oven.
Add a small amount of olive oil to a large frying pan or soup pot. Add sausages and cook until browned. Add the peppers and onions plus a sprinkling kosher salt and ground black pepper. Cook until the peppers are soft and the sausages are cooked through. The heat from the roll and sausage melt the cheese. Outstanding!
I hadn’t had a pepper and onion sausage sub in a very long time, I think I had one last fall at the Harvard/Cornell Football game with my dad. These are definitely not something I’d eat often but when we do enjoy them, they are oh so good.