You know what’s really hard?
Waking up at 5 in the morning and not being able to drink coffee or eat breakfast until 9.
I didn’t do that by choice, mind you. I had to get some blood drawn and you have to “fast”. It wouldn’t be a problem if, you know, I didn’t work overnights. Sleeping “late” on the weekends means me getting up around 4 or 5 in the morning. Bleh.
After somehow starving to death for four hours, I got my blood work done, downed a Larabar, and chugged a cup of coffee.
This is how I spend my Saturdays now. Sad.
I’ve finally gotten around to eating lunch (at 10, mind you). I scraped out the last of my balsamic onion relish to eat on my Italian sausage sandwich. These “dogs” that I made are so good, especially when you put them on a quality bun. I chose some pretzel buns my grocery store had in their bakery section, and they worked beautifully.
I’m not a fan of hot dogs (unless they’re cold—some kid habits die hard), nor do I like chili dogs. The “dogs” that I prefer are either bratwurst or Italian sausages. That’s where the real good good is.
Top these bad boys with a blue cheese, balsamic onion and arugula mix and you’ve got yourself a gourmet dog—that’s easy as pie to make.
Italian Blue Cheese Dogs
Italian sausage links topped with a balsamic onion relish and blue cheese.
- 4-5 large Italian sausage links
- 3 TBS. olive oil
- 1 TBS. balsamic vinegar
- salt & pepper
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup arugula
- 1/2 cup blue cheese
- Hot dog buns (I used pretzel ones!) or bolillos
- Heat a skillet to medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook sausages, flipping occasionally, until browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the rest of the olive oil, vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Add onion, arugula and blue cheese. Serve sausages in a bun and top with the onion relish.
Heat a skillet to medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook sausages, flipping occasionally, until browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the rest of the olive oil, vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add onion, arugula and blue cheese. Serve sausages in a bun and top with the onion relish.
9 thoughts on “Italian Blue Cheese Dogs”
Such a fresh recipe!
Thanks! It’s nice trying something different 😊
Yum, this dish looks delicious, love the idea of using pretzel buns.
Pretzel buns are my new fave! I’m going to try everything in a pretzel bun 😊
Yesss so much yes.
Yes! My fiancé and I had to make this twice in one week we liked it so much 😱
That’s totally feasible. So many of my favorite things in one dish!