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    Default What do you do with Vienna Sausage?

    (sing it to the tune of the "What do you do with a waffle hot-dog?" commercial)

    Come on. I know you eat it, too. So how do you prepare it?

    I normally just fry it a little with some shoyu and eat it on rice, but my favorite way to eat it is heated up, sliced up, and dumped on top of cold pork and beans. Yum. Hot Vienna sausage and cold VanCamp's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener
    I normally just fry it a little with some shoyu and eat it on rice, but my favorite way to eat it is heated up, sliced up, and dumped on top of cold pork and beans. Yum. Hot Vienna sausage and cold VanCamp's!

    wow. just the opposite!
    Hot poke un beenz with vienna sausages tossed rite in from that lil can, sans that clear gel stuff.

    or, straight outta the can with crackers just before a workout for quick energy and protein.

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    Ugh. They may be a local tradition, but I never liked those little mushy excuses for a sausage. Give me fried spam any day instead.

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    Hey, Vienna sausage is certainly no Spam...I'd never claim such blasphemy. However, what Vienna sausage is is four cans for a dollar when it goes on sale.

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    Feed it to the cats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert
    Feed it to the cats.
    OOH! Wait till PETA hears about that!

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    "OOH! Wait till PETA hears about that!"

    No problem, the cats don't like the things.

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    It's been years since I ate Vienna Sausages, prefer hot dogs instead.

    But to be on topic, I either have it with pork and beans or as a sandwich meat.

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    I've been known to slice them up, add green onions and scramble them with eggs into an omelet. When I was a kid, my mom used to cook them in shoyu with a little sugar, and add it as part of a bento with a musubi and boiled green beans and an omelet made with eggs, shoyu and a little sugar (we used to call it "shoyu eggs")

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    My wife finds them to be among the most repulsive creations ever to grace a pantry shelf, but I grew up with them, and my kids love 'em too.

    The way we prepare it is similar to scrivener's, but we more sautee them in a very small pot along with shoyu and a generous dollop of sugar. Let it cook and reduce 'til you have a tasty, thick teriyaki-esque sauce along with the sausages, and serve with quick-boil ramen. Mmm!

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    My wife was born and raised on the mainland and she doesn't understand it either. Here's mine: heat pan with a little oil (or whatever is within reach: Pam, margerine, etc), open can, throw everything into the still heating pan... juice and all, beat a couple of eggs. Allow liquid to reduce..haha, dump in eggs and cook til eggs are scrambled well but not overdone. This goes with a couple of digs of rice and ketchup all over. I dunno, for some reason I like to eat this with room temp rice instead of freshly cooked rice.

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    heat and serve.with a side of can oil sardines,poi, and maui onions w/hawaiian salt!
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    My dad would eat them straight out of the can. My ex (Japanese national) would smash them, mix in mayo and soy sauce, then spread on top of hot rice. I like them as fish bait.

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    You can also wrap 'em with croissant roll dough and make "pigs in a blanket", although I prefer to use little Hillshire Farm beef smokies for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glossyp
    My dad would eat them straight out of the can.
    Man, how I wen miss dis one? Small kid time, we would make musubi, wrap 'em with nori; den wen we ready to eat, rip off da vienna sausage top and pour da gelatin on top da musubi. Not so much to crumble up da musubi, but juss get da rice wet. Truss me . . . no can beat.

    Oh, yeah, one mo ting: no need ume insai da musubi if I eating vienna sausage.

    I no can believe all dis heating and cooking you guys doing. Poho da energy.

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    Come new years, you stick da firecracker inside 'um and throw 'um to the sky!!!

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    Mostly only eat it fried with eggs or rice, or use it in fried rice. My favorite is chopping it up and frying it with scrambled eggs and string beans almost like an omelette, but I eat it with rice.

    And then there's shoyu/sugar vienna (if we don't have rice, I put it in plain bread). I don't usually put it together with spam but if I do, I make sure to leave the vienna in for awhile before the spam soaks everything up.

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    I usually fry 'em until almost burnt and just eat 'em with rice and choke ketchup! Yum! If I'm feeling lazy, I just open a can of vienna sausage and pork and beans. Put the sausage on a piece of bread and cover it with the p&b and eat it like that!

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    I remember Vienna sausage used to be part of the assorted meats that were included on the really big plate lunch specials frequently served on Friday's at Masu's. There were days on Fridays, where the plate lunch would consist of up to five different kinds of meat, of which one of them would be a can of Vienna sausage. I never ate their plate lunch specials, but I knew plenty of people who did, and I always thought it was unique how Masu's would throw in can of Vienna sausage as one of the plate lunch items. Usually, on days when Vienna sausage was served, one would also get a piece of coconut cake for dessert!

    I don't know what Masu's is up to of late, when it comes to the offerings in their plate lunches, and if they are still including Vienna sausage, on occasion, to their plate lunches. I have had people send me links to their online menu, just so I can peruse it for old times sake.

    Also: Vienna sausage was/is quite popular in Chicago. I remember seeing plenty of locals there eating it the brief period of time I lived there. Most people I saw consuming it would eat it right out of the can on lunch breaks, with their version of chili pepper water. It could be had cheap....20 cents a can on sale.

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    BooHoo! No can get, over here! No Spam, either.

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    The most revolting concoction I ever sampled was V.S. served uncooked (although it's technically already cooked) in shoyu and vinegar.

    To me, V.S. tastes sort of like an encased version of Deviled Ham... the icon of the term "Mystery Meat". Great disaster survival items such as Hurricane preparedness, otherwise those cans usually collect dust in my pantry or I end up giving it to the Food Bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener
    (sing it to the tune of the "What do you do with a waffle hot-dog?" commercial)

    Come on. I know you eat it, too. So how do you prepare it?

    I normally just fry it a little with some shoyu and eat it on rice, but my favorite way to eat it is heated up, sliced up, and dumped on top of cold pork and beans. Yum. Hot Vienna sausage and cold VanCamp's!

    Carcinogenic foods I grew up eating (and method of preparation):

    Vienna right out of the can
    Ditto for pork&beans (cold)
    Spam was fried (as I grew older, I learned to dress it with sugar and shoyu when frying)
    Speghetti-os quickly boiled up (pre-microwave era)
    Saimin, according to the pkg (and whatever dashi didn't fall out of the packet, I would swipe out and lick off my fingers)

    The only thing of the above list that I eat is spam (in musubis). Portuguese sausage isn't on this list, because if it is the homemade kind, then of course it is healthy

    When Redondo's comes back out with its smoked turkey tails (discontinued about two decades ago, da lousy buggahs), I am *all* over that bad-boy! Sliced up and fried, wooo-hoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glossyp
    My dad would eat them straight out of the can. My ex (Japanese national) would smash them, mix in mayo and soy sauce, then spread on top of hot rice. I like them as fish bait.
    The mayo-shoyu mixture is one of my absolute favorite flavor combinations, so when I read this I KNEW I had to try your ex's technique.
    I'm eating it right now and yes, I know it's unhealthy, but I think it's going to become one of my once-in-awhile comfort-food, rib- (and figure-) sticking standby-lunches. (Oops -- was that out loud?)


    ... and of course, I'll have it with a DIET soda!
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    All of the above. Also out of the can dipped in shoyu/kochu jang sauce. Melanie likes my "world famous" VS omelette rolled in a flour tortilla for breakfast. VS omelette used to be part of my pineapple-picking-days lunch at least 3 times a week. It was the easiest and quickest thing to make. Top part of the bento can had the omelette and the rice was packed in the bottom. It may not be the healthiest, but it is fun to eat. Trying sucksquooshing it back and forth between your teeth.

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