Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Burgers
Marc Vetri, the chef and owner of Vetri in Philadelphia, believes that many of his favorite Italian ingredients--homemade sausage, broccoli rabe and Fontina cheese--go wonderfully with pasta, but make even better burgers.
Linguiça Breakfast Sandwich with Avocado and Salsa Verde
At Bica, his daytime cafe and takeout window in New York City, chef George Mendes serves this Portuguese take on the classic egg and cheese sandwich. In place of breakfast sausage, he uses a smoky pork variety called Linguica. If you can't find it, look for a smoky sausage like fresh chorizo.
Sausage-and-Fennel Parm Heroes
Instead of using peppers in her sausage heroes, F&W's Kay Chun opts for sweet sauteed fennel.
Italian Sausage-and-Fontina Biscuit Sandwiches
This savory, buttery sandwich is perfect for brunch or dinner.
Italian Sausage Heroes with Peppers and Onions
The big and messy sausage-and-pepper hero is a staple of every Italian American street fair. This neater version--made with smaller rolls and sausage halves--is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner at home and requires little cleanup.
Italian-Sausage Burgers with Garlicky Spinach
This classic sandwich comes together in no time at all.