The National Eat Whatever You Want Day Menu

What would you make for dinner if calories, cholesterol and fat didn't matter? If you have never tried a sausage sandwich or made your own French fries, May 11th, "National Eat Whatever You Want Day," might be just the day to do it.

These are truly delicious and easy recipes, and worth every calorie.

Italian Sausage, Pepper, Onion and Sun-Dried Tomato Sandwich
Serves 4

  • 2 pounds Italian sausage
  • 3 cups Vidalia onions, cut in half, then sliced (2 medium onions)
  • 2 cups green pepper, seeded and sliced into strips (1 large pepper)
  • 2 cups red pepper, seeded and sliced into strips (1 large pepper)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 4 Portuguese rolls

Prick the sausages all over with a fork and place in a shallow roasting pan lined with aluminum foil. Place in a 350 degree preheated oven and bake 45-50 minutes, turning frequently. During the last 5 minutes, wrap the Portuguese rolls in tin foil and put in the oven to warm. While the sausage is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large saute pan. Once the oil is hot, add the onions and saute until they begin to turn translucent. Add peppers and continue to saute, stirring frequently. Once peppers begin to soften, add garlic and sun-dried tomatoes and saute until heated through.

To assemble sandwiches, slice the Portuguese rolls down the center, place 2 Italian sausages in each roll and top with onion, peppers and sun-dried tomato mixture.

Skillet Red Potato Fries

  • 10 medium sized new red potatoes, sliced thin
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • salt
  • malt vinegar

In a medium-large skillet, heat olive oil until hot and add the red potatoes to the oil in batches. Stir frequently and fry until the potatoes turn light brown on both sides. Place fried potato slices on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up the oil. Season with salt and malt vinegar to taste.

Coffee Ice Cream with Biscotti Bits

Top coffee ice cream with pieces of chocolate-dipped biscotti that have been broken into pieces. The Splendido company makes excellent cappuccino biscotti dipped in chocolate, usually available at gourmet or specialty stores. If you are unable to locate chocolate-dipped biscotti, you can buy the un-dipped kind, and top the biscotti pieces and ice cream with either shaved chocolate or chocolate bits.

Enjoy it for all it's worth!

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