Tuesday, August 23, 2011

what i do to vienna sausage

this post is inspired by ige's lunch today ("may baon ako byena soseyg").  :)

i like vienna sausage, but i don't eat them straight out of the can.  they look too pale, too "raw" for me, and so i do a couple of things to them before they move in to my stomach.  kinda defeats the purpose of its being 'ready-to-eat', huh? oh well.  good luck to me when i have to eat them "raw" during an emergency!

so what do i do to vienna sausage?


A - The American (or so i think, obviously stereotyping)

i put all the sausages in the toaster and heat them up until the skin is almost brown, and almost crunchy.  i turn them over every once in a while to prevent the skin from sticking to the toaster tray, and for an 'even' brown.  (not that it matters.)  while they're toasting, i get a tall tumbler and pour in some coke.  then i hunt for some potato chips (preferably classic lay's--mmm!).  when the sausages are done i put them on a small plate and, munching chips between sausages, i watch a movie.  i would probably die in a few years if i did this often.


B - The Pinoi (just because i think i'm not the only one who does this in this part of the world)

as with The American, i heat up the sausages in the toaster until they're brown.  while they're tanning, i prepare around 3-4 pieces of pan de sal (or "tasty" bread) and grab some mayonnaise.  when the sausages are gorgeously done, i put them in a bowl and mash them with a fork.  sometimes i put the pan de sal in the toaster to warm while i mix in mayo with the sausage.  then i fill the pan de sal with the mayo-y, sausage-y goodness.  great with coke or coffee.  or iced tea.  and some kundiman in the background, yo.


C - The Simple, Pero Rock (i'm staying away from stereotypes now)

open the can and put 'em in the pan.  fry until satisfied, and you're done!  oldskool, greasy and good--eat with bread or rice (or both).  i think i must try this with beer.  ;)


i enjoy them all, but my favorite would be The Pinoi.  how about you, do you like vienna sausage too?  (wow, that rhymed!)

2 comments:

ige said...

basta yung tustadong halos kumalas na yung balat. dabest.

kayni said...

never tried toasting them in the oven. i always fry them until brown then smother them with banana ketchup tapos eat them with rice. gutom na ako.