Upstate NY Feast Sausage and Peppers

Friday, July 8, 2011

My favorite time of the year in Upstate NY is when the Italian Feasts would start, usually July -September. They have them at Mt. Carmel in Utica, St. Anthony's in Utica, Sons of Italy just to name of few of my childhood home town favorites as a child. We use to be able to walk to St Agnes Church feast, long since gone now.


This is homemade sausage grilled and fried peppers in a homemade hoagie roll




Upstate New York Italian Feasts


Here is one of the must haves at any Italian feast in Utica, New York.

The smell of sausage and peppers cooking at the feast is mouth watering.



This is homemade sausage grilled and fried peppers in a homemade hoagie roll




I make my own Italian sub rolls, Italian homemade sausage and now lucky enough to grow my own peppers here in Florida all year long.


Our St. Anthony Candle



St. Anthony Feast Candles in Upstate Utica New York


Saint Anthony was our lucky Saint to pray too


The local Upstate New York folks know when we lose something, we pray to St. Anthony.

Mom taught us that when you lose something, our prayer goes like this, "somethings lost and can't be found dear St. Anthony come around".

I know what you're thinking, but it works! Everytime we prayer to St. Anthony, we find what was lost!

St. Anthony Church candle people come from all over in bus loads to line up for their pizza fritta, which is fried homemade pizza dough.


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This is homemade sausage grilled and fried peppers in a homemade hoagie roll


The Best Memories!



The sausage and peppers, pizza fritta, tomato pie and roasted chickpeas are just a few of the fabulous feast treats! Located in Utica, NY. back in the 1970's.


This is homemade sausage grilled and fried peppers in a homemade hoagie roll


Sausage and Peppers is one of the must haves at any Italian feast.


Homemade sausage is the best.

But where I grew up there were many places that made the best Italian sausage that made this delicious sandwiches so popular.

We also love sausage and peppers with mozzarella melted over our submarine sandwich with Sunday Traditional Sauce.


This is homemade sausage grilled and fried peppers in a homemade hoagie roll


Childhood Memories


Even thought I don't live in Utica anymore, I make this dish all the time.


It reminds me of my childhood, growing up.

We would go every year to these feasts and Dad would get his beer and sausage and pepper sandwich.


I wasn't a big fan then, as I grew up, those feasts were a tradition and treasured memories.


I love making homemade sausage and peppers now all year long.



This is homemade sausage grilled and fried peppers in a homemade hoagie roll


If you love sausage and Italian food don't miss this one!



I know if you're from Upstate New York you can appreciate the sentiment of this post.

The sausage, peppers and homemade breads along with summer cookouts, were just part of a wonderful tradition there all summer long.

The food is made with love.

All the churches that have those feasts are fabulous, and sausage and peppers is just one of those memories you never forget.




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This is homemade sausage grilled and fried peppers in a homemade hoagie roll

UPSTATE NY FEAST STYLE SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS

prep time: 15 minscook time: 45 minstotal time: 60 mins
This is a Utica New York Feast memory of delicious foods. Sausage and Peppers was a must have there.

ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, halved and sliced (for me these are optional)
6 large Italianelle sweet or hot red peppers, seeded and sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

instructions:


Heat the oil in a large pan, over medium heat.

Add the sausages and cook, turning frequently.  You want them browned all over and this takes about 10 minutes.  Add the onions if using and stir up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.  Then after another 2 minutes, add the peppers, garlic, salt, pepper.  After lowering the heat cook for another 5-10 minutes until the vegetables are tender and the sausages are cooked through.

Split open the sub roll, add your sausage and top with peppers, garlic or onions.

 Addtional Options: Top with  Traditional Sunday Sauce or store bought marinara, mozzarella cheese, grating cheese and broil until cheese is browned and bubbling.

Toast your sub roll with butter and garlic powder for a garlicky buttery roll.

Top with fried mushrooms in addition to your peppers added while frying.

You can add whatever you like in spices, oregano, basil, parsley for an herb flavored sausage sandwich.


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This is homemade sausage grilled and fried peppers in a homemade hoagie roll


28 comments

  1. What a tasty sandwich! It makes me think of a nice evening with friends. Bye dear, have a great we

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  2. What a tasty sandwich! It makes me think of a nice evening with friends. Bye dear, have a great we

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  3. What a gorgeous sandwich! Oh yes and I do miss the Italian feasts too. Ladies of Mt Carmel put on a great one every year in my neck of the woods too!!

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  4. That sammich is to die for!!!

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  5. Great sandwich and photos. My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures.

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  6. I haven't had a good sausage sandwich in a long time. This is on my list for the weekend. Great shot Claudia!xo

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  7. Italian sausage is one of my favorites, but I have always used it in pasta dishes. Using it in a sandwich does sound delicious though and your pics are making me crave it! Thanks for sharing, Claudia.

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  8. Those photos make this sandwich crave worthy. My stomach is growling. I haven't had a sandwich like this in a long time. About time for my to change that with this recipe. Yummy!

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  9. That looks so good.. when I used to eat sausage, Hapanawicz was always my favorite. That's all I could think of when looking at that delicious photo.

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  10. I adore this sandwich and now you have me missing the Italian festivals. Impressed that you make your own buns and sausage (I don't!)so I know they are probably grander than the festivals. Enjoy your summer weekend!

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  11. I could so eat one of these right now! I remember the days when it was possible to go to San Gennaro in NYC. Way too crowded for me now, but local feasts are still fun.

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  12. That is one good looking sandwich. It sounds delicious as well. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  13. This is one of my dad's all time favorite sandwiches. Looks awesome!

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  14. Mmmmm, mmmmmm! What a mouthwatering sandwich! It's one of my favorites. We have a wonderful Italian butcher shop here in our small town that I visit faithfully every week. He and his brothers make all their own sausages, etc.--excellent. Your peppers look perfect for your great sandwich!

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  15. We love sausages here in the UK but the variety is probably different from the ones you have over there.Peppers and spices sounds like a good idea to add to any kind of sausage.

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  16. Looks delish, Claudia. It is great to grow veggies in your garden. The flavor is as is should be. I used to make sausage with my Dad as a little girl. There is nothing better than homemade Italian sausage.
    St. Anthony has always answered my prayers.
    Have a beautiful Sunday, Catherine xo

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  17. Yummy! I like sausage and peppers and my husband LOVES them! A real winner!

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  18. I love me a good "sawsage n' peppas" as we say in New York ; )

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  19. Oh yes! I grew up in upstate NY. I miss living there for all the food!

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  20. These sound wonderful! There's nothing like good Italian sausages, and these sandwiches look fantastic. Thank you for sharing them with Let's Do Brunch.

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  21. This classic Italian street food sausage sandwich is undeniably one of the best food treats of all times.....you are so lucky to have red peppers already; mine are still green. I remember growing up when my parents would take me to "South" Des Moines where the Italians predominantly lived and had their annual festivals . . . we would ALWAYS go for these sandwiches!!!! YUM-O!!!! PS....thanks for sharing last week on Fresh Food Friday! I so appreciate your constant participation!

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  22. Add ¼ cup of Chianti to kick it up a notch

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