Sausage Okra Sandwich – Sierra Leone Flavours

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Inspired by Sierra Leone flavours, this Sausage Okra Sandwich is a lovely picnic and lunchbox idea (or anytime you want a really good sandwich).

side view of okra sandwich with sausages inside

I like sausages – lots. They are good hot, cold, good to feed a crowd and are a handy pantry staple for feeding ravenous children.

I like okra – lots. It is good in a salad, grilled with other vegetables, or in the stewed okra recipes we have in Sierra Leone. (If you like okra lots too, try my Crispy Roasted Okra and my Sausage Okra Fried Rice recipes.)

overhead view of okra sandwich ingredients in a white bowl

And I like okra even more as it leads me to meet Ozoz who blogs at Kitchen Butterfly through Instagram. I had been looking for okra pictures and recipes and I came across great African fusion recipes on her blog. I knew I had to get to know this person. And when she posted her okra and sausage sandwich recipe, I stopped everything and tried it there and then.

The important thing is to make sure you choose the slightly smaller (tender) okra pieces and cut them into approximately the same size as the chipolata sausages. I have kept this very simple and served it in a sandwich along with mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce but you can add sauces to your taste.

side view of cut okra sandwich on a white background

This Sausage Okra Sandwich is easy, different and tastes really good, what more do you want? It is a perfect picnic and lunch box idea. Imagine opening up your work lunch after eating a cheese and pickle sandwich for the fourth day running – and taking a big old bite of this. Oh yeah.

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side view of okra sandwich with sausages inside
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Sausage Okra Sandwich - Sierra Leone Flavours

A quick alternative sandwich recipe stuffed to the brim with okra and sausages.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time13 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 46kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp veg oil
  • 4 thin sausages chipolata sliced into discs
  • 100 g okra sliced into discs
  • 2 spring onions scallions sliced
  • Salt
  • Chilli flakes
  • 2 bread rolls

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in the frying pan.
  • Fry the sausages for about 4 mins or until half done.
  • Add in okra and spring onions and fry for about 3 mins stirring a few times whilst frying.
  • When the okra is cooked through season the mixture with salt and chilli.
  • Slather some mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce into your bread rolls and stuff them full of the okra sausage mix.
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Nutrition

Serving: 2servings | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 13.8mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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34 Comments

    1. A lot of major supermarkets in London and in the big cities seem to stock okra. So keep an eye out when you go shopping.

  1. I saw okra growing in Alabama this summer – what an amazing and versatile vegetable.

    1. Heidi I am on an Okra run and you would not even believe how many recipes it works with.

  2. I like sausages and i love okra but have never thought to try them together. Am definitely intrigued though.

  3. Ha, there’s a sandwich combo I’ve not come across before but I’m betting it’s utterly delish Bintu! Pretty too!

  4. Hey, please share more Sierre Leone and West African recipes, especially those we can make using local ingredients! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Somehow this seems in the same family as those yummy Vietnamese sandwiches. What a brilliant idea, mixing the okra and sausages and then putting between bread. Yum! Thank you.

  6. Now that’s a combination I would never have thought of! I’ve always been a bit put off by the texture of okra, but always open to try again.

  7. I haven’t had okra since I spent some summers on a farm in Minnesota, USA as a kid. They had it all of the time. Now, adding sausage to it and you have one dynamite sandwich no doubt! Sounds yummy, Bintu ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I’ve never tried okra I fact I’ve never heard of it until just now. What is like?

    1. I am really not sure how to describe it. Try roasting it where is turns out so crispy that you will not stop eating it.