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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.

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  1. Roma sausage can also be found at local Mars stores.

    1. 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...

      try it!

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      1. re: alkapal

        I've seen at both Annandale locations. I'll have to try it with the oregano -- sounds great!

        As for the fat level....ummmm.....well, let's just say it's sausage and leave it at that, 'kay?

      2. 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.

        1. 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?

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          1. I usually buy them at the Canton Safeway, but they can also be purchased directly from the source. The "store" in H-town also has some good veal.

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            1. re: thecheeseisblue

              The "store" in Highlandtown (on Claremont St.) no longer exists! Went there to pick up sausages for Memorial day weekend and there was butcher paper on the windows and a sign that they had moved to Essex. great sausage though.