Roma sausage at Giant
A couple of months ago, the Giant stores around me started offering sausages made by Roma, a Baltimore outfit, in their stores. I got some of the mild Italian style tonight (they also carry hot Italian, celery, chorizo and Polish styles, although maybe not all on the same day). I really liked the sausage. It was well packed but not overly-solid, with a good balance of flavors, nothing overpowering but the flavors sort of unfolded one after another. I'm going to try some of their other varieties -- they certainly blow Logan's sausages out of the water.
thanks for the heads up, weezycom. i'll look for it. how's the fat level?
and, where's your giant?
have you ever cooked the sweet italian sausage in a skillet with lots of greek oregano? a friend served it at a party, and it's fabulous. i thought it was the best sausage i'd ever had. and i asked , "what is this, some gourmet sausage from a greek deli?" no -- just the giant italian sausage! technique here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6272...
A buddy of mine knows the guy who owns Roma.....and he orders sausage directly from him. Twice a year I am able to put an order in with him and just last week I picked up 30 lbs. of "Chesapeake Style" at $2.25 a lb. I has a hint of a "crab type" seasoning in it and they are the best sausages I've ever had.
Geez, and I had just written off Giants the other night. I don't shop there often and Monday it was the closest option after work. Two of the three things I wanted, they didn't have (really high-brow stuff; diet tonic water in 2 liter size and regular bricks of part-skim mozzarella cheese). This sausage sounds worthy of a visit, though. Wonder if they have it at "my" Giant on Duke street?