Each week, my Meal of the Week feature examines an airline meal from my travels over the years. This may be a meal from earlier in the week or it may be a meal served over a decade ago.
A smoked beef and pork sausage link smothered in BBQ sauce and served on a pretzel roll sounds tantalizing, doesn’t it? But on airplane?
Earlier this week, I wrote about how airlines at least attempt to make airline palatable from 30,000 feet. United tried five different sausage recipes and 36 different pretzel buns before finally selecting the combo that now appears in the economy class buy-on-board menu.
During a recent flight in economy class, I had the chance to try it out.
Lillie’s Q® sausage sandwich
Lillie’s Q® southern-style smoked beef and pork sausage and Lillie’s Q® South Carolina-style Gold BBQ sauce with roasted onions on a Labriola pretzel bun
It was served in a paper bag. My primary concern was whether the bun would be soggy. It is difficult enough to make bread crispy on airplane, but throw in BBQ sauce and it becomes very difficult to pull off. But somehow, someway, the bun was crisp and not at all soggy. The sausage was very tasty, though I would have liked it much spicier. I feared the onions might overwhelm the other flavors, but they did not.
My only complaint was the sandwich was tiny. This was a snack, not a meal.
Although I recommend it, I do think your $1o is better spent on a brioche cheeseburger than on this. But this was a great sandwich and afternoon nice snack. If you like BBQ sausage, give it a try.
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