Saturday, August 27, 2005

Ranger Tom Cooks!

Not only am I going to break the mold, I'm going to completely shatter it right now. I'm a single (divorced) white male in my late thirties who actually can cook and is not a homosexual.

Not only can I cook, I actually enjoy cooking.

Here's one of my favorites. Not only is it easy, it's very tasty... It brings me back to my old neighborhood in Philadelphia when the aroma of my cooking it wafts through my apartment.

RT's Hot Italian Sausage Melt


5 hot or mild Italian sausages (If you cant get fresh made, Johnsonville makes a good substitute)
2 Small cans of tomato sauce (8 oz, 227g)
Sliced Provalone cheese
Crushed red pepper

Brown sausages in a large skillet over a medium flame to taste & browness, in a separate small saucepan, put the tomato sauce and season to taste (I like it hot, so I use a lot of red pepper) with the above seasonings and simmer over a low flame till hot.

Place cooked sausage on an oven & microwave-safe dish. Pour the hot seasoned sauce over the sausages completely covering them. Cover the whole thing with one layer of sliced provalone cheese. Place the dish on the highest shelf in a oven pre-heated to 300 F (or 30 to 40 seconds in a microwave) just long enough to melt the cheese.


This should serve two bulimia-free adults with a normal appetite.

Another suggestion is try it as a hot sandwich on an Italian hoagie roll. If you are in the Philadelphia/South New Jersey area this should be no problem as Amoroso's brand rolls (the best in the world) are readily available. If you are in the Northeast Philly area, look up and see if DePalma's bakery is still open. They used to make the rolls fresh every morning in coal-fired ovens. They were just off Frankford Avenue in the Mayfair section on the city. If anything else, a decent 8" French roll will do.

Again, I hope you try this tasty little treat. I'll post other recipes from time to time if you like this one!

Copyright 2005 Thomas J Wolfenden


Sydney said...

Bulimia free adults! LMAO
Life is too short, ya know? Anyway, I HATE to cook, But that one doesn't look too hard, so maybe I'll make it for dinner. My son will be thrilled that we're having something that didn't come from a restaurant and I'll let him know that you're the hero.

(not that food hero is a super lofty position. the last food hero is the guy at HEB in Austin who showed us how to make chorizo tacos last time I was there visiting)

Sydney said...

Ok so I didnt make the recipe tonight. I was trying to fix a "cooked" computer instead. Oy vey!

Ranger Tom said...

Spam over this tasty treat?

Sheesh... You just can't please some women...