How to Make Cudighi
For the Sausages
- Take a non-stick frying pan.
- Put it on the stove on low flame.
- Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of olive oil into the pan.
- Add frozen minced sausages into the pan.
- Leave them to defrost in the pan at low heat for 5 to 10 minutes.
- After that, raise the heat to medium and stir-fry the sausages for 5 minutes.
- Add salt, freshly ground black pepper and red pepper flakes into the pan.
- Mix all the spices with the sausages and fry for another 5 minutes or until the sausages are tender.
- Add dried oregano, dried parsley leaves and dried thyme into the pan.
- Mix all the leaves with the sausages well.
- Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes until the sausages are completely tender.
- Take the sausages off the heat after 15 minutes and set them aside until they are needed for the Cudighi.
For the Cudighi
- Slice the bun from the middle.
- Apply tomato sauce on one side of the bun in hefty amounts.
- Apply mustard on the other side of the bun generously.
- Take the fried sausages from the pan and place them on top of the sauce in a large quantity as well. Make sure, you can see a significant increase in the height of the sandwich due to the addition of the sausages.
- Add onions on top of the sausages.
- Sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese on top of the onions in generous amounts.
- Cover the sandwich with the other half of the bun.
- Grease a baking dish with some olive oil.
- Place the sandwich into it and bake for 5 to 10 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove from the oven serve hot!
- Cudighi was first introduced to the world in 1930s
- It was once only made in the families and never marketed for commercial purposes
It is a dish with which the people of the Upper Peninsula are more familiar.