San Gennaro peppers and onions and hot chicken sausages with toasted Italian bread

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Welcome to the San Gennaro festival where on every corner is a sausage and
pepper stand and the smoke from the peppers and onions fills your nose and eyes.
The crowd is deafening  and pushing you one way and is pushing you another
way as you are trying to order your sandwhich..lol
The sausages are split and flattened and the bread is warming on the grill.
This is what I crave and this is what I am making on a cold and rainy night.121612 004  121612 006
This is a simple receipe with few ingredients, you need 5 or 6 nice red, orange or yellow peppers or all three.
Whatever is in season and whatever looks healthy, 4 or 5 sweet onions, 3 heads of garlic, 1/2 cup of chicken stock, 1 package of hot sasauge, 1 italian bread, oregano, sweet basil, olive oil, hot pepper flakes, sea salt.
I use lot’s of garlic so please add or omit as much as you like, I use 3 whole heads peeled, slice peppers long ways take out seeds and white ribs as they are bitter.
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Add olive oil and hot pepper flakes in pot turn up heat, add peppers first, add oregano, dried sweet basil.

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Cook peppers for 10 minutes or when a bit soft, add onions and garlic and salt and turn up heat.
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Stir stir stir, add chicken stock and lower flame for another 10 minutes in the meantime.
Split open your sasauge with a sharp knife and add olive oil to grill, heat until hot.
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Add sasauge split side down on grill, cut italian bread in 4 sandwhich size pieces.
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Stir peppers and lower heat, flip sasauges until crispy done which is usually 12 minutes, 6 minutes on each side.
Use a timer or you will have dry and rubbery sasauges, cooking time for peppers is 20 minutes.
Take sasauges out, add olive oil and heat and add bread white side down and press and flatten with spatula.
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Take the bread and plate it and put peppers and onions on top and add sausages
This meal brings me back to the San Gennaro festival and
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Now it’s time to eat some zeppoli with powdered sugar and hit the hay, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

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