Sausage Stuffed Pepper and Onion Pancake
March 21, 2013
The idea was simple. We recently moved to the Fenway area of boston, about a block and a half away from Fenway Park. We both love baseball, but I think the thing I am most excited for about opening day, is walking to a street vendor and grabbing a sausage with peppers and onions on my way home from work. I have been craving those flavors, so I decided to put them together in a different way. What could I use as a different bread with the sausage? An asian style scallion pancake came to mind. What if the peppers and onions were inside the pancake instead of scallions? Great! The first idea was to just cook the pepper and onion pancake and wrap the sausage inside. But you guys know how much I love stuffed things. I decided to try wrapping the cooked sausage in raw pancake dough. The problem was that the dough was a little wetter than I had anticipated and we were unable to get it as uniformly thin in all areas as it needed to be. Because of this, a lot of the dough didn't fully cook. We sliced the sausages and fried the slices on both sides to finish cooking the rest of the dough. They came out great, but not as good as they could have been with a little more refinement and planning.
The sausages browning up. The peppers and onions get browned in the sausage juice. Mix the peppers and onions right into the pancake dough. Like I said, this is where we went wrong. The dough was too thick in places. Browning up. There were no more pics between this and the final one, because it was sort of disaster recovery mode when we realized what was happening. All it was though, was slicing these in thin slices, and then cooking those slices on both sides to brown up more. Meanwhile, the only thing to dip sausage stuffed pepper and onion pancakes in is -duh- a soy mustard. Just mix these ingredients to your taste and yum! Classy lookin'. You might never know this was almost a total fail. Turned out to be pretty tasty stuff!We cooked the sausages until fully cooked and browned on the outsides, then cooked the diced peppers and onions to very browned in the sausage fat. Mix the peppers and onions in 3 cups of flour and slowly add water until a dough forms, about 1/2 cup. Knead for 5 minutes and then let it rest for about 20. At this point, you should probably just flatten the pancakes out and cook on both sides on a hot frying pan with a little oil, then wrap the sausages with them, instead of trying to do what I did.