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recipe challenge: Vienna Sausages for the fridgeless :) - Kaylee - 07-18-2019

It's resupply day, way out in a Northern Food Desert, and I found myself seriously contemplating buying a six pack of cans of Vienna Sausages.
Main Advantage: single serving size, so ideal for the fridgeless. Smile
I'm "meh" on them, then I realized... I'll post it as a Recipe Challenge to CRVL, and some of y'all will share some great experiences. Smile

Challenge "guidelines": I'll fling a Food Geek Point (in the rating tool integrated into the cybersecurity suite that I use) at all useful posts. Smile

I've very occasionally eaten them when on Motel Contracts, but never did much with them.
Have added them to pasta, which was ok, though not great, purely in my opinion.
Have eaten them unheated as pseudo hotdogs. I don't recall ever trying them with mustard.

Will buy a can or two and experiment this week. Smile


RE: recipe challenge: Vienna Sausages for the fridgeless :) - ckelly78z - 07-18-2019

You could probably get some canned chili sauce, dice up some onions, add some cheese, and a dash of yellow mustard, and put on a fresh Hawaiian roll for a mini chili dog.


RE: recipe challenge: Vienna Sausages for the fridgeless :) - Kaylee - 07-18-2019

What do you do with the rest of the can of chili sauce? Smile

Otherwise, your culinary thinking is in tune with mine. Smile I've got dehydrated onions and mustard, so will be trying them, on grilled VSs (have never really cooked them before, so am hoping frying/grilling improves the taste).


RE: recipe challenge: Vienna Sausages for the fridgeless :) - XERTYX - 07-18-2019

Try the bbq flavor. Walmart or kroger brand are just as good. Armour makes one with bourbon bbq sauce. Those are good but a lil salty and sweet. (I like savory) put one between 2 saltine crackers and smoosh it. Better than potted meat on crackers imo.

I've never really used them in a recipe unless adding some to a can of Beenie weenies is a recipe. If you're super hungry the crackers can be dipped in the leftover bbq sauce in the can.

Just dont read the label. Haha. My brother put me off of potted meat and Vienna sausages for years cuz he told me to read the ingredients.

The most fun you can have for 47 cents these days.


RE: recipe challenge: Vienna Sausages for the fridgeless :) - Kaylee - 07-18-2019

LOL!
Yeah, there were cans of "potted meat" beside them, but I did not even consider them, having long-ago read the ingredients, and still remembering the paranoia about "pink slime". Smile

Good point on the BBQ flavor! The very last can I tried (a year or two ago?) was that, and it was "different".
If I find any of that nearby, I'll try it with pasta, after frying the VSs.
Will probably Thermos cook the pasta, then (after straining) add the juice/pseudo-sauce to the thermos (to heat up the sauce) while I fry the non-dogs.

Never tried them on crackers, and still have most of a box of low-sodium Triscuits - great suggestion! Smile
It's going to be non-oppressive, temp-wise, starting Saturday, so I'll try that, and give frying 'em a whirl... plus, mustard. Big Grin
Expect food porn, soon-ish!
I hereby confer upon you a Food Geek Point. I've tossed in a ThankYou, for good measure & immediate gratification. Smile

P.S. An honorary mention / honest try goes to "ckelly78z". Smile


RE: recipe challenge: Vienna Sausages for the fridgeless :) - gsfish - 07-18-2019

The first challenge is getting the first sausage out of the can.

I'm not sure if partially defatted beef fatty tissue out 'ranks' pork lip trimmings.

Guy


RE: recipe challenge: Vienna Sausages for the fridgeless :) - maki2 - 07-18-2019

I would stick to the single serving packages of Spam. I never have never liked the texture of Vienna Sausages.

Or go for a very traditional trail food, cowboy beef and beans. That is made using beef jerky rather than fresh meat. There are lots of recipes that use beef jerky for soups, stews, pasta, etc. Of course you can also get chicken and turkey, and even salmon jerky. It is a nice, light in weight option for adding meat to your diet if you don't have refrigeration .


RE: recipe challenge: Vienna Sausages for the fridgeless :) - ckelly78z - 07-19-2019

No redeeming qualities to vienna sausages, and I can't say I was ever happy eating them....too salty for me.


RE: recipe challenge: Vienna Sausages for the fridgeless :) - XERTYX - 07-19-2019

I want to say my mom used to cut them up into circles and fry them like she sometimes did with hotdogs. But I cant really recall. Too much fun for too many years and my memory is a little hazy.

I'd imagine they would do well in thermos cooking as they're already fully cooked and a little mushy anyway. I found a thermos soup jar in the back to school section yesterday at the grocery store that said $3.74 but the UPC didnt match the shelf tag so I took it anyway. It was $12 so that was a hard pass. I've got a double wall vacuum insulated soda cup that I'm thinking might work.

Maybe I'll try and make red beans and rice with it and toss in some Vienna sausage as an experiment. I've made it with kielbasa loads of times but never made any in a thermos.


RE: recipe challenge: Vienna Sausages for the fridgeless :) - Doubleone - 07-19-2019

Boiled in beer until the beer reduces a bit then add BBQ sauce (my fave is Baby Rays) and a dash of Tabasco sauce to taste for some zip. I do this with cut up hot dogs for special occasions like Super Bowl or Daytona 500 parties.

Another way is cold or warm with dijon mustard (not the regular yellow mustard or sweet brown), salt, and Louisiana hot sauce.

Of course you could always combine with pork and beans for some monster beenie-weenies.