Just trying to get your mouth watering with these Buffalo Chicken Sausage Sandwiches.
I know there is a long weekend coming up toward the end of the month and I know I am planning on firing up the barbecue and having a party – because why not? I know there is always a question on what to make and most people go with burgers or hot dogs, because they are easy especially for a large group of eaters. Well I have one solution for you that wouldn’t take anymore time really than slapping a hot dog together.
I honestly couldn’t tell you where some of my ideas come from. Ok, most come from a thought I have, then I research and create a complete thought. Sometimes it take two minutes, sometimes it takes weeks to come up with the best ideas. On rare occasions complete ideas come to me all of a sudden in one thought.
This recipe was one of those times. I was contemplating blue cheese dressing because with a tub of a pound and a half of blue cheese, I absolutely had to make homemade blue cheese dressing. Now the way I love to eat homemade blue cheese dressing is a thick layer spooned on top of thick sliced heirloom tomatoes, but honestly what kind of recipe is that? (If you want the recipe, make the blue cheese dressing recipe below then spoon over sliced tomatoes. There. Two recipes in one post. You are welcome.) My next idea for blue cheese dressing was chicken wings. Not my favorite.
Suddenly my brain thought “well why don’t you do a chicken sausage sandwich with buffalo sauce, blue cheese dressing and a crunchy carrot and celery salad”. Well that thought didn’t need much tweaking… I just needed a few guinea pigs to test my theory on. A couple of friends came over one weekend to play a few board games and of course food is a plus to keep our brains thinking on those super strategic moments.
My first bite was way better than I thought! Remember I said, I am not a fan of buffalo chicken wings by any means, but I really think it comes down to the fact that I really don’t like wings themselves and buffalo sauce is not my first choice for flavors. Using a chicken sausage completely removes the concept of wings or bones or anything I don’t like. The buffalo sauce doesn’t change from a common sauce but it’s light and adds just a hint of the flavor to the sandwich.
So ahead of time, make the blue cheese dressing because the flavors will get deeper and richer over time – just try not to eat it with a spoon while you are waiting. When you are ready to make the sandwiches, grill up the sausages, toss in buffalo sauces to coat, then place in buns and top with dressing and carrot and celery salad. Its just like a clean and tidy buffalo wing dipped in blue cheese with carrots and celery literally all in one bite. It’s the perfect long weekend celebration item for feeding your hoards of family and friends.
- 6 chicken sausages
- ½ cup buffalo wing sauce
- 6 buns
- 1 large carrot, diced
- 1 large celery rib, diced
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 5 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
- 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 4 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Salt, to taste
- Make the dressing the night before. In a medium bowl mix milk and 1 tsp white vinegar then let sit for 5 minutes, stir. Add crumbled blue cheese to mixture, and mash with a fork until they are well combined. Add sour cream, mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, sugar, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt; mix with fork to combine well. Some chunks are good. Pour into mason jar or other container and seal tightly. Let set in fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Toss the diced carrots and celery, white wine vinegar, sugar and salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Grill sausages until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes over medium-high heat. Pour buffalo sauce into a small mixing bowl. Toss the sausages in the buffalo sauce, place inside the buns and top generously with blue cheese dressing and carrot and celery salad.