Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pantry Dish: Sausage, Onions, and Potatoes

Weeknight after work, what to have? Well let's see what we happen to have in the frig and the pantry.
Ok, there's that andouille sausage we froze as it was going to be way too much food for the BBQ last month, we have some potatoes that we picked up from the farmer's market last weekend and never got around to using. And of course there's always an onion or two around since we'll always find a use for it somehow somewhere.
Now let's put in 'sausage potatoes onion' into Google and click 'Recipes'. Hmm, not that one, no not that one either ... huh, usually this works pretty good but tonight I'm coming up blank on things that are ringing any bells. So, what can I do with this? Ponder, ponder... Ok, I got it.

This is pretty much how my mind went a couple of weeks ago and how I wound up with this dish. It was really tasty and hit the spot perfectly, maybe you'll find it good too.

2 andouille sausages pre-cooked
3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large onion diced
2 cloves garlic crushed
2 tablespoons olive oil

I brought some water to the boil in a medium pot and added the potatoes to parboil for a couple of minutes then drained them.
Since the sausage was frozen I thawed them about halfway in the microwave then sliced them in to discs. In a small skillet over medium heat I seared them a few minutes on each side then removed the skillet from the heat.
In another skillet I added the olive oil over medium heat then the onion and garlic to saute. Once the onion was soft and translucent, I added the drained potatoes and raised the heat to medium-high to get a good browning on both. Once I had the browning, I moved the sausage into the skillet to heat through again. I added the salt and pimenton as seasoning at the end. We served with some tomatoes from the garden as a small salad.
Very easy and simple but since I had cooked so many recipes like this before, I was able to pull from those experiences to come up with this dish. Nice when that happens!

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