For Week 6, I will be discussing and celebrating the premier Oklahoma fundraising staple – Blue and Gold Sausage.
By now almost every Oklahoma school and community has had the opportunity to buy their Blue and Gold Sausage from the local FFA chapter or Little League team.
Blue and Gold Sausage has an extremely loyal following and Oklahomans normally cannot wait until they can buy some to stash away in their freezers.
Normally, I will purchase 2-3 sausage rolls in the early fall and then get another supplemental order sometime in the spring.
On the old statewide Friday Night Finals High School Football Radio show back when I first started coaching 20 years ago, one of the primary sponsors of that program was Blue and Gold Sausage.
The catchy radio ad that played over and over concluded with “Blue Gold and Sausage…giving never tasted so good!”
Many Oklahomans couldn’t agree more with that statement!
Here are some of my favorite ways to use Blue and Gold Sausage.
1. Classic Breakfast Patties on the Flat Top: Slice the roll and cook it on the flat top. Once you’re done with the sausage, fry some hash browns and runny eggs in the grease. Simple and delicious! Other options on the flat top would include dicing up the sausage and making breakfast burritos or quesadillas.
2. Smoked Sausage Roll: Season the entire Blue and Gold Sausage roll with some Lawry’s Seasoned Salt or Head Country. Place the entire roll in your smoker at 250-275 degrees for 3 hours. The sausage roll will reduce in size to about ½ of its original size. Slice the sausage to your desired width and either eat for breakfast, put on some crackers with some cheese, or put some slices on a bun with BBQ sauce for a delicious sandwich.
3. Chili: Take your Smoked Sausage Roll from above and dice it into a million little pieces. Then use whatever your favorite chili recipe might be as a substitute for hamburger or other protein. When I make my chili, I will normally make 4 lbs. of meat and normally go 50/50 hamburger and smoked sausage. The smoky flavor makes the chili excellent!
What ways do you like to cook your Blue and Gold?
I have some friends that really like to make a “breakfast fatty” where they will press out the sausage flat, stuff it with scrambled eggs, cheese, onions, and peppers, roll it back up, and then smoke it with the same directions above.
This is basically an entire breakfast inside a sausage roll and delicious.
Blue and Gold Sausage is an Oklahoma culinary tradition enjoyed by many in this state!
Contact your local FFA chapter and get you some if you haven’t already!