Serves 6 to 8
Author’s note: This recipe is replica of the Smoked Sausage, Cheese and Pickle Plate at Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken, a restaurant chain found in the South. To make a larger portion, double the ingredients listed below. If you want a variety of cheeses, use smoked Gouda and Manchego in addition to the cheddar. I also generally use two or three different types of sausage.
2 (14-ounce) packages of precooked sausage, sliced into bite-size pieces
1 (16-ounce) block of cheddar cheese, diced into bite-size pieces
1 (16-ounce) jars pickled cucumbers, cut into bite-size pieces
Pickled peppers, to taste
Heat oven to 350 F.
Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Evenly distribute the sausage onto the pans. Place into oven and cook the sausage until the fat renders, about 10 to 15 minutes, or per the package instructions.
While the sausage warms, place the cheese, pickled cucumbers and pickled peppers onto a serving platter. Set aside.
Once the sausage is warmed through, remove the sheet pan from the oven. Let cool for about 5 minutes and then evenly distribute the sausage onto the platter with the cheese and pickles. Serve immediately.