This appetizer is entirely edible and served with a sweet and savory Guinness mustard sauce.
Anytime a vessel or serving utensil is replaced with food I consider it a huge party win. Edible bowls and cups are great, but I had never considered the edible toothpick before! Using pretzel sticks works great when you're serving something that goes perfectly with pretzels, like this smoked turkey sausage.
Making a quick stout mustard for dipping is what really brought this simple party app from good to great. The sweet and savory dipping sauce complimented both the pretzels and the sausage and had that nice creamy flavor from the dark beer.
To get started, cut the ends off the sausages and then cut them into nice thick rounds. I got about 8 rounds per sausage, but it might be different for you depending on the size of the sausages you use and how thickly you cut your rounds.
The sauce is just mustard, mayo, beer, and molasses.
Fry up the sausages to brown on all sides.
Then just poke them with the pretzels!
This is a fancy-looking app that's really easy to make and will please a crowd! Smokey, sweet, salty, and tangy – just what you want in one bite of food.
Dan Whalen (tFimB) will use pretzels as toothpicks from now on. He has been blogging for over 6 years at The Food in My Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!