SWEET POTATO BRAT DOGS
          
Ingredients

  • 4 Swaggerty’s Farm Italian Sausage Links (save 5th one in package for an omelet or quiche)
  • 4 sweet potatoes, skins rubbed with olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 4 slices sharp Cheddar cheese, each torn in half to make 8 pieces
  • ½ cup thinly slivered red onions
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup sweet pickle relish drained
  • ½ cup chipotle mayo
  • ¼ cup ketchup (optional)
  • freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions

  • Bake sweet potatoes in a 375-degree oven just until softened but still firm. Remove from oven.
  • Trim off pointy ends. Split each potato down the middle from end to end, but keep hinged, but slightly pulled apart to create the “bun.”
  • While they are very hot, lay 2 Cheddar pieces inside each split sweet potato. Set aside to melt.
  • Turn sausages halfway through cook time. Drain well on paper towels and keep warm. 
  • While sausages are cooking, place slivered red onion in a small bowl and drizzle with lemon juice.
  • Toss and let sit for 5-10 minutes. This will sweeten the onions somewhat. Drain before using.
  • To assemble the “hot dogs” place a sausage in each “sweet potato bun” and smear each with some chipotle mayo and/or ketchup.
  • Top with pickle relish and slivered red onions and some freshly ground black pepper.