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Reinvent your hot dogs

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Made with tender, juicy sausages in lots of different flavours, they’re sure to spice up your barbecues!

The hot-dog reinvented for summer with European-style sausages

This summer, IGA suggests you move the popular “Oktoberfest” celebration forward and revisit the tradition with European-style sandwiches. Made with tender, juicy sausages in lots of different flavours, they’re sure to spice up your barbecues!

Concoting a european sandwich isn't rocket science...

Just follow the guide!

Step 1: The sausage

Visit your IGA butcher to discover a wide variety of ready-to-cook European sausages, from milder flavours like honey and garlic, Toulouse, or cheddar and bacon, to spicier choices like merguez or hot Italian. With such a good variety, there’ll be something to please everyone.

Step #2: The bread

Opt for the classic bread of European hot dogs, a European or ciabatta baguette in white or whole grain. Pitas and flatbread rolled around the sausage are also interesting options.

Step #3: The condiments

Offer your guests a nice choice of mustards: Dijon, whole-grain, honey mustard, or other mustards of your choice. Or for something fresh, offer them tzatziki sauce!

Step #4: The toppings

Sauerkraut is the classic choice, but you can replace it with store-bought coleslaw. Add roasted sweet peppers, pickles or marinated jalapeño peppers, as well as sliced or crumbled cheese. For a garden-fresh version, garnish your hot dog with julienned fruits or vegetables.

Step #5: The beer

So refreshing, beer is the essential accompaniment to European hot dogs! Choose mild, full-bodied, or strong beer depending on the sausage you've chosen. The stronger the sausage, the more flavourful your beer should be!

Our winning combinations:

Hot Italian sausage

Hot Italian sausage

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Italian-style hot dog bun

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Dijon mustard, sliced Swiss cheese, marinated roasted peppers, and sauerkraut

Herbed sausage

Herbed sausage

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pita bread

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tzatziki sauce, julienned mango, and thin slices of red onion

Honey and garlic sausage

Honey and garlic sausage

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European baguette

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honey Dijon mustard, sliced dill pickles, and coleslaw

Tomato and basil sausage

Tomato and basil sausage

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whole wheat ciabatta baguette

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goat cheese, onion confit, apple slices, and arugula

Winning recipes

A winning side dish!

Generously brush pesto onto slices of eggplant and grill them on the barbecue. Garnish with Parmesan flakes and fresh basil right before serving.