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You Don't Need to Fly Out to Enjoy These Unique Hot Dog Styles From Around The World

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You Don't Need to Fly Out to Enjoy These Unique Hot Dog Styles From Around The World

One of the harder truths about our current global crisis is that traveling for leisure will likely be off the table for the foreseeable future. You might even be one of many people who have had to cancel a trip because of it.

But on the flip side, this pandemic has also helped us realize that as long as we’re resourceful, it’s easy enough to find meaningful joys at home, in place of the things we used to enjoy outside. Cooking, for instance, could be a great way to fill the current void of travel. With even simple ingredients, you’ll find it’s possible to take a culinary trip around the world, from the comforts and safety of home.

Which brings us to... sausages. If you’re looking to cook up different cuisines without having to source an overly broad variety of ingredients, you’re going to want to focus on a type of food that’s available everywhere in the world, but made in different ways. Sausages are one such type of food: eaten all around the globe, but prepared uniquely across different cuisines.

Below are a couple of sausage recipes from different cuisines, all easy enough to make with ingredients available in local supermarkets. The cornerstone of these recipes, of course, is the sausage itself, which is why you'll want to use a premium product like Swift Premium Brats. It's a new gourmet sausage by Swift, made from 100 percent meat with no extenders, no artificial color, and no added MSG. It's a quality sausage—a real sausage—and your first step towards discovering the cuisines of the world from home.

Chicago sausages

Everyone’s familiar with New York’s classic, all-American hot dog topped with ketchup, mustard, onions, maybe pickles and sauerkraut. But Chicago has one of the more well-known deviations from that formula: a sausage that’s “dragged through the garden,” as locals say. Take your steamed sausage (Swift Premium Smoked Brats are great for this), place it in a bun that’s been buttered and sprinkled with poppy seeds, and top with yellow mustard, chopped onions, a little bit of relish, and then, the garden: sliced tomatoes, green peppers, and pickle spears.

French sausages

There’s a French sausage recipe that’s also popular in Denmark: a long dog stuffed into a baguette with ketchup, mustard, and cheese. That’s simple enough, but another French onion variant might be better: Place your Swift Premium Cheesy Brats sausage into a sliced baguette and top with caramelized onions, fried onions, and Gruyere cheese.

Vietnamese sausages

Think of this one as a twist on the banh mi you would have liked to have in Hanoi. Since you’re stuck here in Manila for the time being, take a Swift Premium Chili Brats sausage, place it in a baguette or any crunchy bun, and add pickles, cucumber slices, carrot strips, and cilantro. You may also add mayonnaise or a pork pâté, if you’d like, as these are also typical of banh mi recipes.

Seattle sausages

Fly back to a different part of the States and enjoy a sausage the Seattle way. Slice a Swift Premium Smoked Brats sausage in half, cook both halves all the way through, place them in a toasted Italian white bread bun, and add cream cheese and sauteed onions. Feel free to add peppers and other toppings, but don’t ever add ketchup.

Colombian sausages

If you thought the pineapples-on-pizza debate was fiery, try engaging your friends in a discussion about Colombian-style sausages. Or better yet, cook them a few yourself. Take a Swift Premium Cheesy Brats sausage, place it in any bun, and add ketchup and mayo (mixed), diced pineapples, and crushed potato chips. Yes, that’s how they enjoy their sausages in Colombia, and hey, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.

Filipino sausilog

You already know this one, and you’ll come back to it every time. Fry up a Swift Premium Smoked Brats sausage, then in the same pan, saute a generous serving of chopped garlic. Toss in a cup of dry, day-old rice, salt lightly, and cook all the way through. Add a sunny-side up egg and serve everything together. No matter where you go in the world, nothing beats the taste of home.

These are just a few of many cuisine-specific sausage recipes that can take you all around the world. Brazil, Sweden, Norway, Guatemala—so many different corners of the globe have their own unique take on sausages, and with the right ingredients, you can cook them all up at home.

When you do, use Swift Premium Brats. You already know Swift as a classic Filipino sausage, but it’s back now with a great, new-and-improved variety of sausages for you to cook up. It’s the delicious sausage that these recipes deserve.

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This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with SWIFT.
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