“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” I hear what you’re saying, Juliet- but I’m not so sure the rest of the world agrees. I think that if a rose was called a dookie blossom or a skunk bush, people may not be so apt to go out on Valentine’s Day and buy a dozen of them for their sweetheart. More often than not, a name can make or break a product, and that’s especially true with food. Usually, foods are named after powerful and successful people and resonate with that same aura of grandeur and glory. The Beef Wellington is named after Arthur Wellesley, The Duke of Wellington, famously remember for being the commanding General of the 7th Coalition who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. The Caesar Salad was named after Julius Caesar, Roman Dictator and conqueror of Gaul. Then of course, there’s “The Fat Randy”…
Another fantastic food of my own creation, it’s a sinfully scrumptious sandwich that’s as deliciously decadent as it is enormously excellent. Named after one drunken night feeding some friends and the “VooDoo Glow Skulls” song that I had stuck in my head at that particular time. This sandwich transcends the conventional naming of foods and takes a path all it’s own- a path leading toward gratifying goodness. It breaks the mold by proving that even a food with unfortunate sounding name can still become a marvelously mouthwatering meal with satisfying and succulent flavor.
-3 Large Sweet (or hot) Italian Sausages
-6 Slices of provolone cheese
-1 Onion (diced)
-1 Pepper (diced)
-6 Slices of bread of your choice
-Marinara sauce (optional, if you happen to have it on hand)
-Some butter or non stick sparay
1. Lightly coat a frying pan with some olive oil.
2. Dice peppers and onions. Heat your frying pan and add your diced peppers and onions. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until onions are limp and translucent. Empty contents of the pan into a separate bowl and set aside for later.
3. In an oven (or grill) broil for 10 to 15 minutes on each side until crispy. Once done, slice in half.
4. Place slice of cheese onto slice of bread, then spoon on sauteed peppers and onions (add marinara sauce if you have it). Add halved sausage and blanket with another slice of cheese. Top with slice of bread.
5. In the same frying pan as before, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Place sandwich and cook until crispy and golden on one side. Add second tablespoon of butter, and cook until the same on the other side.
6. Slice in half and serve with some fries or tomato soup. Makes 3 sandwiches.