Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chicken Sausage and Mushroom Flatbread Appetizer

This month for the Improv Cooking Challenge I made a Chicken Sausage and Mushroom Flatbread Appetizer. Our necessary ingredients were sausage and mushrooms. I added scallions and red, yellow and orange sweet peppers as a topping and a homemade sausage gravy as the base. It has the appearance of a fancy pants appetizer with a "just plain folks" taste you are going to love.
Flatbread appetizer with sausage and mushroom

Chicken Sausage and Mushroom Flatbread Appetizer

1 Scallion stalk
2-3 ounces Button Mushrooms
1/4 each of Orange, Yellow, Red Sweet Peppers
 2 links Chicken Sausage
1 Flat out Flatbread
1 cup Flour
1/4 cup Milk
Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
chopped veggies
Chop your scallion stalk. Slice your mushrooms.
Thinly slice about 1/4 each of peppers. I used the mini peppers,
so if you are using regular size, adjust accordingly.
If  you are partial to one vegetable over another, use more of
your favorite and less of the other.
chicken sausage
Remove the casing from the chicken sausage.
vegetables and sausage
Slice into thin disks.
The red you see in the sausage is because I used Al fresco brand
 with roasted peppers and asiago cheese.
peppers, scallions, mushrooms cooking
Place your veggies in a small frying pan, and let them 
start to saute on low.
chicken sausage in a pan
Place a half tablespoon butter in your frying pan, 
and add your sausage. A single layer is best.
 Let it cook on medium to med high.
flatbread  preheating
Heat your flatbread for 4-5 minutes.
frying sausage
Once your sausage begins to get these little crispies on them,
flip the sausage over and cook the other side. 
Remember to keep an eye on your veggies that are cooking.
making gravy
In the mean time, put your flour in a bowl.
Add just about 1/2 of the milk to your bowl and whisk together.
cooking sausage
Once your sausage is done, remove it from the pan
into a bowl for just a minute.
making gravy
Add the milk and flour mix to your hot pan that the sausage 
just came out of. Keep it hot and start whisking together.
You want to incorporate all the little crispies from the 
pan into your gravy. The gravy will start to bubble and get very thick.
cooking gravy
Just keep whisking.
Add more of your milk until it is a consistency that is smooth 
and just a little thicker than gravy. This will take a few minutes,
and you might have to add more milk, but you don't want it too thin.
Add salt and pepper to taste, but remember your sausage 
has a lot of salt in it.
cooking sausage gravy
Add half of the sausage to the gravy. 
putting together an appetizer
Take your flatbread from the oven.
Place it on something you can use a pizza cutter on.
Spread your gravy onto the flatbread.
appetizer with sausage
Add your sauteed veggies, and the remainder of the sausage.
Cut the flatbread into 5 or 6 pieces with a pizza cutter.
sausage flatbread appetizer
Your flatbread appetizer is good hot or cold!
Thanks for joining me today
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  1. Wonderful appetizer! It sounds delicious!

  2. The peppers really add a pretty punch of color to your flatbreads. Yum!

  3. I see a great pizza/flatbread theme going on this month! Looks delicious!

  4. Beautiful! I sooooo love those mini peppers.

  5. Those mini peppers always make a dish taste delicious!