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Saturday, July 18, 2009


Just like the B.L.T., this sandwich is simple and easy. A sausage, lettuce and tomato sandwich. I didn't have any bacon on hand, so I used the next best thing. I still had that Hickory Farm's sausage. Well, actually a nub of it. But the nub still seemed big. Then I remember that I had opened a can of vienna sausages the other day. I was planning to use if for something, but I never did end up making whatever I had planned. I can't even remember why I wanted to use it in the first place.

I grew up with vienna sausages as with spam. My mom sometimes puts it in her spaghetti sauce rather than hot dog as many Filipinos households do. That's our version of doing meatballs. For some odd reason, as I began to slice the sausages in half, I found myself just chopping them to bits. I don't know why I did that, but I just did. It still worked out in the end. I just found it completely random act on my part. Don't worry didn't chop the tomato or lettuce. I used some dijon mustard for the base on the bread for give the sandwich a little twang and topped it with some swiss cheese. I put in the broiler for 1-2 min to let the cheese melt.

Anyway...a delicious and a quick meal. Only takes minutes to make. Perfect for those busy days. Sometimes canned meats don't have to be scary.

Serves 2.

S.L.T (Sausage, Lettuce, Tomato)

2 sandwich Loaves (sliced open)
1 small can vienna sausage (chopped or sliced into halves)
2 small tomato (sliced)
a few pieces of romaine lettuce.
2 sandwich slices of swiss cheese (halved)

Cook the vienna sausage in the skillet. Do not use any oil as the sausage will cook in its own fats. You just want to heat it up until they start to brown.

Putting it together:
Spread some of the mustard on both sides of the bread. Top the bottom with lettuce and tomato, the with some of the sausage. Take two pieces of the halved cheese and place the top half of the bread.

You may melt the cheese in the broiler for 2 min or leave it as it is.

Serve as a warm or cold sandwich.


mardi said...

Mmmmm - after we've mastered the bacon and pancetta:

we are most likely going to attempt our own sausages....

girlichef said...

Sounds oddly good ;) I never really buy Vienna Sausages, but when I have gotten them, I never cooked them. It was always open the can and eat sorta thing (thought that's what they were for...I know, sheltered). I may just brave it!

Mary said...

I never would have thought of using the sausage in this way. It looks good and I have to assume it tastes as good as it looks.

Cucinista said...

I'll have me one of those!

Phyllis said...

HOORAY for canned meats! I just made ramen noodles with sliced up hot dogs the other day. Your SLT sandwich looks delish :)

pigpigscorner said...

I've never had vienna sausage and it's certainly in my to-try list! Sounds great!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I haven't had Vienna sausages in a long time but I love how you used them. I bet frying them up made them taste a lot better than they do right out of the can. Great idea!

Marta said...

Delicious and quick indeed! All a Sandwich should be!

Sippity Sup said...

I thought SLT must have stood for Sandwich Looks Terrific GREG

Tangled Noodle said...

Vienna sausages seem to be a forgotten favorite - I also haven't had them in ages but now you've got me craving!

Jenn said...

Mardi: Neat-o!!!

girlichef: I still eat them straight from the can once in a long while. You're not alone. ;-)

Mary: It is. Just like a BLT.

Cucinista: ;-)

Phyllis: Ramen and hot dogs sound really good right about now.

pigpigscorner: It's good and cheap, too.

Nutmeg: I wanted to give them a slight crunchy texture.

Marta: I totally agree.

Greg: Good one. Because it does look terrific.

Tangled Noodle: I usually have a can or two in the cupboard for just in case moments. But I tend to forget that I have them.

zerrin said...

I don't have any idea about Vienna sausages, but this looks so appealing. I love the mustard spread on the bread. YUM!

Pooja said...

Sounds great! I love adding dijon mustard to sandwiches. With cheese and sausage, this is simply irresistible :)

Reeni♥ said...

I don't think I've ever had Vienna sausages! You try some tomatillos and I'll try some of these! Tee-hee.

teresa said...

What a fun variation! Being a total sandwich lover I would happily gobble this up! I'm going to have to try it!

Jenn said...

Zerrin: I love mustard too.

Pooja: It really is irresistible.

Reeni: Sounds like a fair trade.

Teresa: Woo!!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Creative sandwich... sounds tasty!

the ungourmet said...

Canned meat don't scare me! We ate Spam when I was a kid and I know that I ate Vienna Sausages a few times too.

Your sandwich looks mighty tasty!

Elra said...

Great idea jenn! This SLT sounds delicious.

Jenn said...

Jen: Thanks. it is!

Ungourmet: I'm not afraid of caned meats either. lol.

Elra: Thanks.

SinoSoul said...

I'd go as low as Spam but.. Vienna sausages? especially when Taiwanese xiangchang/Vietnamese lap cheong are so readily available in LA?

no thanks... the sammie LOOKS great tho!

gabrielaskitchen said...

Looks like a sandwich my boyfriend would love. He's a B.L.T. fan and loves vienna sausage (me and viennas not so much though). Great photographs- I'm glad I stummbled upon your site.

Jenn said...

SinoSoul: Thanks. I'll have to try those sometime.

gabrielaskitchen: Thanks for stopping by.

Miranda said...

Jenn Jenn Jenn

Once again a homerun.
My husband LOVES BLT's and Sausage, but I never thought of subbing!

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